New Ford Raptor T1+ Ready for Rally Raid Terrains – Including Dakar Ford
Jul 15, 2024 Motoring

New Ford Raptor T1+ Ready for Rally Raid Terrains – Including Dakar Ford

With its sights set on the gruelling off-road Dakar Rally, Ford Performance and some of the best minds in off-road racing have designed and engineered the new Ford Raptor T1+ – the pinnace of Raptor design and capability. The truck applies learnings from this year’s Dakar Rally to deliver an advanced suspension, V8 performance, and purpose-built design to help conquer the most unforgiving rally…
 Pre-war Rolls-Royces to star at Cars in the Park on Sunday, August 24, 2024
Jul 15, 2024 Motoring

Pre-war Rolls-Royces to star at Cars in the Park on Sunday, August 24, 2024

A magnificent line-up of pre-World War Two Rolls-Royce cars will be a highlight of this year’s Cars in the Park at Zwartkops Raceway on Sunday, August 4. These British machines were built in an era when Rolls-Royces were considered to be the best cars in the world, and even today that aura of magnificence surrounds each and every Rolls-Royce built since the company began producing cars in 1904.…
All-new Land Cruiser Prado: truly masterful
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

All-new Land Cruiser Prado: truly masterful

The all-new Land Cruiser Prado is the latest generation of a model that has built an unrivalled reputation for strength, reliability and the ability to cope with the harshest conditions, in all parts of the globe. Today more than ever, the Land Cruiser is designed to be a vehicle you can rely on to take you anywhere and everywhere, and bring you back safe and sound. The Land Cruiser family has…
FIAT celebrates its first 125 years and smiles to the future
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

FIAT celebrates its first 125 years and smiles to the future

FIAT’s 125th anniversary “Smiling to the future” event has just come to a close at the Lingotto building in Turin. The ceremony was both a celebration of a milestone which few automakers reach and the beginning of a new chapter in the brand’s long history of success, social relevance, and leadership which has all been fueled by a customer-first approach. The important event (watch at the…
Lifelong quest comes true for Jeep® brand enthusiast
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

Lifelong quest comes true for Jeep® brand enthusiast

The Jeep® Willys became iconic almost the moment they started production in the middle of World War II becoming indispensable for the military and then singlehandedly introducing the concept of Sports Utility Vehicles decades before the concept became fashionable. One South African fan spent his entire life yearning to have his own Willys. Vincent Koekemoer loves the vehicle so much that his wife…
Alfa Romeo's Italian engineering team reveals secrets of new Junior VELOCE 280 driving dynamics
Jul 10, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo's Italian engineering team reveals secrets of new Junior VELOCE 280 driving dynamics

Alfa Romeo is throwing open the gates of its Balocco Proving Ground (Vercelli province), for a day of pre-type-approval testing of the new, 100% electric Junior 280 VELOCE line-up’s epitome of sportiness –– and is revealing the secrets of its outstanding driving dynamics. The dynamic preview will enable industry insiders to put the brand's first electric compact sports car to the test on the same…
Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa
Jul 08, 2024 Motoring

Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa

Hyundai’s new i20 has hit the road in South Africa with a refreshed, stylish design that is part of a well-rounded motoring package in the segment for hatchback cars, where it occupies a sizeable 10% share of this competitive part of the local car market. The new i20 announces itself in three specification and trim levels and a mix of three engines and three transmissions that gives customers a…
The Rising Value of Underrated Collector Cars
Jul 08, 2024 Motoring

The Rising Value of Underrated Collector Cars

Some classics are perennial all-stars of the collector car world; American muscle V8s, Italian supercars and – for many – the clean lines and superb engineering of Germany luxury cars crack the nod every time. But while they’re amazing to own, the hammer fall prices at auction usually match the popularity of these vehicles among collectors, says Creative Rides CEO Kevin Derrick. “With the market…
HWA EVO ‘Concept Demonstrator’ to make international debuts this summer
Jul 05, 2024 Motoring

HWA EVO ‘Concept Demonstrator’ to make international debuts this summer

HWA EVO to make upcoming appearances at premiere international automotive events Display at The Aurora will introduce HWA EVO to Nordic audiences for first time HWA founder, Hans Werner Aufrecht, to attend Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside major shareholder Willibald Dörflinger, CEO Martin Marx and CTO Gordian von Schöning ‘Chassis 000’ to go under the hammer at R.M. Sotheby’s Tegernsee…
Happy Birthday, Fiat 500: 67 years of Iconic Italian Design
Jul 05, 2024 Motoring

Happy Birthday, Fiat 500: 67 years of Iconic Italian Design

As a FIAT tradition, July 4th has always been a significant date which marks the birth of the iconic Fiat 500. This truly Italian masterpiece catalyzed the motorization of Europe in the 1950s and has embodied pure Italian genius and the essence of La Dolce Vita for the past 67 years. The Fiat 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa to be a compact, affordable vehicle for the masses and swiftly became a…
Toyota maintains strong sales momentum throughout June
Jul 04, 2024 Motoring

Toyota maintains strong sales momentum throughout June

Toyota South Africa Motors maintained its lead in local vehicle sales, selling 9,743 units out of the total 40,072 vehicles purchased by domestic customers resulting in a market share of 24.3%. TSAM led the Passenger, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), and Medium Commercial Vehicle (MCV) segments with market shares of 23.4%, 30.1%, and 26.4% respectively. In the LCV segment, the Hilux reaffirmed its…
 Introducing Defender OCTA, the new master of extreme performance on- and off-road
Jul 04, 2024 Motoring

Introducing Defender OCTA, the new master of extreme performance on- and off-road

Introducing a new hero for the original British adventure brand Defender: New Defender OCTA. The toughest, most capable and most luxurious model in the unstoppable 4x4 family, taking the capability of Defender 110 to an unparalleled level. Powered by a 4.4-litre Twin Turbo mild-hybrid V8 engine, the OCTA model is the most extreme and most powerful Defender yet, with 467kW and up to 750Nm 1 of…
The Classic Car Show’s first two-day event starts this Saturday at Nasrec!
Jul 03, 2024 Motoring

The Classic Car Show’s first two-day event starts this Saturday at Nasrec!

The Classic Car Show’s annual winter event is for the first time being run over two days this year at Nasrec Expo Centre, with the action starting at 8 am on Saturday 6, July 24. The motorised extravaganza kicks off again on Sunday July 7, with entrance from 8 am and on both days Gauteng’s best-attended motor show runs until 5 pm. “Last year’s one-day show saw us break all attendance records at…
JAC Motors Extends Service Intervals for Customer Convenience
Jul 03, 2024 Motoring

JAC Motors Extends Service Intervals for Customer Convenience

Effective from 1 July 2024, JAC Motors South Africa has extended the service intervals of the T9 and T8 line-ups, featuring 2.0L turbo-diesel engines. This extension aims to enhance customer convenience and elevate the overall ownership experience. The T9 2.0L CTi's service intervals will now extend from 10,000 km/12 months to 20,000 km/12 months, with the initial service still due at 10,000 km…
Smart Manufacturing of the Ford Territory: An Exclusive Video for this Global SUV
Jul 01, 2024 Motoring

Smart Manufacturing of the Ford Territory: An Exclusive Video for this Global SUV

The recently launched Ford Territory is an all-new global product which was designed by Ford in the studio at Ford Design House in Australia and manufactured in China. Already it has become a favourite among customers in numerous markets around the world, including Vietnam, Philippines, Asia Pacific markets, Middle East, Mexico and key South American markets. Recently South Africa became the…
Our Ford Stories: Ford Family for Life - Ford Clubs
Jul 01, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories: Ford Family for Life - Ford Clubs

We are so pleased to share the latest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. The video shines a spotlight on Ford’s vibrant and diverse car clubs across the country. It highlights the close-knit communities of passionate individuals who share a united loyalty to the Ford brand, and a love for its iconic nameplates. These…
Cars in the Park 2024 at Zwartkops is just one month away
Jun 28, 2024 Motoring

Cars in the Park 2024 at Zwartkops is just one month away

Classic car owners in the Gauteng and Pretoria regions have just one month to prepare for the biggest car show of the year. The 42nd running of the Cars in the Park takes place at the Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria on Sunday August 4, 2024 and promises to be yet another blockbuster event. Over 2 500 classic and vintage cars and a sprinkling of motorcycles are expected at the racetrack venue…
Toyota Hilux Raider 48V: The Making of Modern Toughness
Jun 28, 2024 Motoring

Toyota Hilux Raider 48V: The Making of Modern Toughness

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) unveils a bolder, refreshed Hilux Raider, innovative 48V technology on selected Hilux double cabs, as well as a host of Toyota-approved accessories. Innovative 48V Technology Refreshed Hilux Raider Toyota-approved accessories It was exactly a year ago that a Toyota Hilux Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) conducted a successful demo run at a World Rally…
Introducing the Range Rover Sport SV Celestial Collection
Jun 27, 2024 Motoring

Introducing the Range Rover Sport SV Celestial Collection

Range Rover has revealed an exclusive collection of exquisitely crafted, bespoke Range Rover Sport SV vehicles, each offering a sophisticated and refined vision of modern luxury – inspired by the world’s oldest stories and deepest mysteries. The Range Rover Sport SV Celestial Collection – the first-of-its-kind collection from Range Rover – consists of five unique curations, each inspired by…
New Defender OCTA set for global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

New Defender OCTA set for global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

New Defender OCTA will make its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 11-14 July: the fastest Defender yet to have tackled the famous hillclimb on the Duke of Richmond’s West Sussex estate. The V8 Twin Turbo-powered high-performance all-terrain hero will be unleashed on the 1.16-mile course just one week after its 3 July global reveal. Visitors to Goodwood will get a glimpse of…
New OMODA C5 Style: an even more affordable option for SA
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

New OMODA C5 Style: an even more affordable option for SA

OMODA South Africa has launched an exciting new entry-level version of the popular C5 crossover, a move that makes the fast-growing brand even more accessible to South African new-car buyers Priced at just R359 900, the arrival of the new C5 Style serves to lower the line-up’s starting price by a considerable R88 000. Despite slotting in at the foot of the range, the new C5 Style – which looks…
South Africa’s Auto Sector Arrives at a Crossroads
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

South Africa’s Auto Sector Arrives at a Crossroads

Innovation needed to stimulate sales, bring new ownership models, and include the underserved Data for Q1 2024 shows overall sales volumes remain low across both used and new vehicles Nominal loan amounts have grown but are not keeping pace with rising vehicle costs as consumers grapple with a decrease in disposable income Consumer buying patterns show that a growing number of households are…
How to Honour Your Family’s Classic Car Legacy: Passing Collections to New Generations
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

How to Honour Your Family’s Classic Car Legacy: Passing Collections to New Generations

Dozens of Estate Classics under the Hammer in July Auctions are the best way to ensure that the labour of love car aficionados poured into their estate collection classics, pass to a new generation that will continue the legacy and treat these collections with the reverence they deserve. This according to Creative Rides Director and Lead Auctioneer Joff van Reenen, who ahead of the company’s July…
Return of the Ford RS200 and MK1 Escort - as Boreham Motorworks announces agreement with Ford Motor Company to produce and deliver a series of iconic Ford motorcars
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

Return of the Ford RS200 and MK1 Escort - as Boreham Motorworks announces agreement with Ford Motor Company to produce and deliver a series of iconic Ford motorcars

Boreham Motorworks is proud to announce a worldwide, brand licence agreement with the Ford Motor Company to produce and remaster a series of some of Ford’s most historically significant road, race and rally icons. Boreham Motorworks is the high-performance motorsport and racing division of the DRVN Automotive Group; a sector-leading automotive company specialising in delivering a peak analogue…
New challenger to small SUV market, the Haval Jolion Pro breaks cover
Jun 21, 2024 Motoring

New challenger to small SUV market, the Haval Jolion Pro breaks cover

If cars are reinventing how South Africa drives, then the all-new HAVAL Jolion PRO is about to revolutionise how you see your motoring future. The first new HAVAL model to launch under the carmaker’s new One GWM philosophy, the New Jolion PRO takes all the solid, dependable and high value traits that its vehicles are famous for and blends them into a stylish sporty new era. “Our New Jolion brings…
MC20 Icona & MC20 Leggenda: two special series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the timeless MC12
Jun 20, 2024 Motoring

MC20 Icona & MC20 Leggenda: two special series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the timeless MC12

Maserati's racing vocation brings to life the MC20 Icona and MC20 Leggenda, two special series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Trident's return to competition – in 2004, after 37 years away from the scene – with the iconic and victorious MC12. MC12, first launched in a road version and destined to leave its mark on the track by becoming a benchmark in GT championships, inspired the…
A bridge between tradition and digitalisation: the new E-Class
Jun 20, 2024 Motoring

A bridge between tradition and digitalisation: the new E-Class

For over 75 years, the E-Class has set the standard for mid-range luxury saloons. Mercedes-Benz has produced more than 16 million upper mid-range vehicles since 1946. In 2024, Mercedes-Benz South Africa will open a new chapter for the business saloon: the new E-Class points the way in forward for the executive luxury saloon. At the same time, its new electronics architecture allows a…
The new BMW X3
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

The new BMW X3

Modernity, presence and sporting flair reach new levels: the best-seller embarks on a new era. Boasting greater sporting appeal, visual impact and versatility than ever, the new BMW X3 assumes the mantle of talented all-rounder for everyday use, leisure activities and trips away in the brand’s core segment. A new design language gives the fourth generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for…
BAIC Makes a Statement at Festival of Motoring
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

BAIC Makes a Statement at Festival of Motoring

BAIC South Africa, a standout at this year's Festival of Motoring, will showcase its unique commitment to innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. The brand's distinctive display featured its current lineup, with the BEIJING X55 and B40 PLUS stealing the limelight. The BEIJING X55, with its cutting-edge design and advanced features, drew hordes of admirers, while the B40 PLUS will…
Ford Revolutionises One-Ton Van Productivity with the New Transit Custom
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

Ford Revolutionises One-Ton Van Productivity with the New Transit Custom

Ford South Africa has commenced the introduction of the new Transit Custom commercial vehicle range with the launch of the Base Long Wheelbase Van initially, with additional derivatives to follow later this year. The next generation of Europe’s best-selling one-ton van and five-time winner of the International Van of the Year is designed to help small and medium businesses reduce cost of…
Shaped by desire: The new CLE series of Mercedes-Benz dream cars
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

Shaped by desire: The new CLE series of Mercedes-Benz dream cars

Shaped by the design philosophy of Sensual Purity The new CLE Coupé embodies an emotional statement from every perspective. The sporty, elegant two-door unites proportions typical of a coupé with the modern design language of Mercedes-Benz, whose aesthetic soul is shaped by the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. This creates a sculptural appearance for the CLE Coupé, which is characterised by…
Two days of Petrolhead Heaven – The Classic Car Show 2024, Nasrec, July 6-7
Jun 18, 2024 Motoring

Two days of Petrolhead Heaven – The Classic Car Show 2024, Nasrec, July 6-7

Two full days of petrolhead heaven are on offer at The Classic Car Show, incorporating the German vs Jap show, at Nasrec Expo Centre on July 6 and 7, 2024. Thousands of traditional classics and modified modern classics are expected at the event, which last year drew record crowds at Nasrec as a one-day event. “We are once again going to have our special classic exhibits in Hall 5 at Nasrec, and…
The new Kia Sonet. The best just got better
Jun 18, 2024 Motoring

The new Kia Sonet. The best just got better

Kia South Africa introduces the new Sonet to the South African market, building on a range that has surpassed all expectations since its local introduction in 2021 with a significantly updated exterior design, an upgraded interior*, and a repositioned range in the highly competitive A-SUV segment of the market. Lauded for its outstanding build quality and overall reliability, Kia’s evergreen…
Viareggio–Rome: stage 3 of Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia
Jun 18, 2024 Motoring

Viareggio–Rome: stage 3 of Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia

Stage 3 of the 1000 Miglia was held on 13 June 2024, with Rome as its destination. Setting off from Viareggio, the convoy veered inland to pass through Lucca followed by Pontedera, Rosignano Marittimo, Bibbona, Castagneto Carducci, until it reached Castiglione della Pescaia, a gem to be discovered that offers an incredible combination of the sea, nature and history. In the afternoon, it entered…
Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player

With more than a century’s worth of history, FIAT is one of the oldest operating automobile manufacturers and a truly global brand which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. FIAT's history is dotted with achievements, records, leadership, and a global reach, with the brand always keeping its customers in mind. On the year of its important anniversary, FIAT is introducing the new Grande…
Jaguar marks sports car anniversary with final F-TYPE
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Jaguar marks sports car anniversary with final F-TYPE

The final Jaguar F-TYPE sports car made at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich will join the Jaguar Heritage collection – 50 years to the day since the last Jaguar E-type drove off the production line. The final F-TYPE is a 5.0 litre V8 Convertible in Giola Green with a black roof and a Tan Windsor leather interior – similar to that of the 5.3 litre V12 final E-type Series III…
Yes of Corsa!
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Yes of Corsa!

The all-new OPEL Cora is more modern, more digital, and more diverse than ever. Forever forward since 1899, OPEL has penned a fresh new precision-designed look and developed engineering to put the fun back into driving. The future-ready German city car blends everyday driving fun with big car technology. It’s one of the reasons the OPEL Corsa revolutionised the small car segment when it was…
The New MINI Cooper 5 Door
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

The MINI Cooper 5 Door, characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality, now joins the MINI family. These characteristics make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with its unique design – a combination of tradition and modern, purist styling – and innovative assistance systems. With a length of 4,036 mm, a width of…
getWorth: Used Car Age vs Mileage – which way should you lean?
Jun 13, 2024 Motoring

getWorth: Used Car Age vs Mileage – which way should you lean?

Used car buyers often face a choice: should they choose an older car with lower mileage or a newer one with higher mileage? Which option is better? Car pricing experts at getWorth price thousands of used cars each month, analyzing market data extensively. Colin Morgan, getWorth’s Head of Pricing, provides an example: “Imagine you are considering two options for the same car, both selling for the…
Concours of Elegance Germany to feature world-famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing ‘Rubirosa’ entered by HK-Engineering
Jun 13, 2024 Motoring

Concours of Elegance Germany to feature world-famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing ‘Rubirosa’ entered by HK-Engineering

Among the many star cars set to be showcased at Lake Tegernsee this July, the latest entry has true superstar quality. Entered by German engineering house and international award-winning 300 SL restoration specialists, HK-Engineering, the ‘Rubirosa’ Gullwing is very much a car that tells a story. The 87th 300 SL ever built, international man of mystery, Porfirio Rubirosa bought the car in 1955…
Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived
Jun 11, 2024 Motoring

Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived

The legendary Toyota Hilux reaches new heights of performance, ride comfort and imposing appearance with the Hilux GR-S III. Building on its multiple Dakar Rally-winning heritage, the Hilux GR SPORT III achieves a new pinnacle for Toyota’s pioneering bakkie, which has earned an unrivalled reputation for durability and reliability since its arrival in 1968. The double cab Hilux GR-S III delivers a…
LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa
Jun 10, 2024 Motoring

LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa

The first two units of the LDV D90 SUV have arrived in South Africa, making it the first country in the world outside China to receive this new flagship model. The two models – a D90 Elite and D90 Flagship – are in South Africa for customer viewing and final homologation. The first customer units are expected at the start of Q4 2024. The new D90 features a bold design that mirrors many of the…
Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex
Jun 07, 2024 Motoring

Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex

Renowned for its design excellence and impeccable craftsmanship, Lexus has once again joined forces with Decorex Africa as the exclusive vehicle partner for the second consecutive year. However, this year Lexus has elevated the collaboration to new heights. Entrusting five local designers with a Lexus vehicle each for a week, the initiative aimed to ignite inspiration for each designer to craft a…
Africa's largest motoring show coming to Kyalami this August
Jun 06, 2024 Motoring

Africa's largest motoring show coming to Kyalami this August

Africa's largest motoring show The theme for the 7th edition of the event is "Celebrating Car Culture." A showcase of the latest and most beloved passenger brands, supercars, and high-performance vehicles comes to Johannesburg as we enter Spring. Catering to both seasoned enthusiasts and aspiring buyers beginning their journey into the world of motoring, there's something unforgettable awaiting…
The Classic Car Show and Jap vs German Show to be run over two days on July 6 and 7, 2024
Jun 06, 2024 Motoring

The Classic Car Show and Jap vs German Show to be run over two days on July 6 and 7, 2024

Big news for The Classic Car Show 2024 is that this year’s event will be held over two days at Nasrec Expo Centre, south west of Johannesburg. The show will be held on July 6 and 7, 2024, and promises a feast of motoring entertainment. As in previous years, The Classic Car Show will run alongside the hugely popular German vs Jap show for late model classics built in either Germany or Japan. At…
The all-new BMW 1 Series
Jun 05, 2024 Motoring

The all-new BMW 1 Series

The pioneer of driving pleasure in the premium compact segment is entering its fourth model generation. With a dynamic design presence, a completely revised drive portfolio and extensively improved chassis technology, the new BMW 1 Series has sharpened its profile as the sportiest vehicle in the competitive environment. Highly efficient engines with 48-volt mild hybrid technology and a production…
Ford South Africa Celebrates Millionth Ranger Produced at Silverton Manufacturing Plant
Jun 04, 2024 Motoring

Ford South Africa Celebrates Millionth Ranger Produced at Silverton Manufacturing Plant

A million of anything is a huge number. Now imagine one million Ford Rangers being lined up bumper-to-bumper, starting at Ford South Africa’s Silverton Manufacturing Plant in Pretoria and heading due north through Africa. Ford’s segment-defining pick-ups, or bakkies in South African vernacular, would reach all the way to Egypt’s southern border – some 5 300km away. That provides a rather…
All-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is officially on sale in South Africa
Jun 04, 2024 Motoring

All-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is officially on sale in South Africa

Following eager anticipation, the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is officially on sale in South Africa. In its latest iteration, legendary Land Cruiser DNA has been combined with new technologies to deliver higher levels of performance – both off-road and in everyday use. More than 70 years on from the launch of the original Toyota BJ, the all-new Land Cruiser Prado is returning to its origins…
Jaguar will be featured brand at Eden Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
Jun 04, 2024 Motoring

Jaguar will be featured brand at Eden Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Jaguar will be the featured brand at the Eden Classic Car and Motorcycle Show which forms part of the upcoming Knysna Oyster Festival. The show willbe staged at the Scarab outdoor market, alongside the N2 highway in Sedgefield, on Sunday 23 June. Entry fee will be R50 for adults and the proceeds of the show will be distributed among local charities. “This year marks the 90th anniversary of the…
MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family
Jun 03, 2024 Motoring

MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family

MINI South Africa will roll out its signature Big Love for the new MINI Family at a very special festival in September. MINI United 2024, a tailor-made, one-day-only experience for MINI lovers 18 years and older will descend on The Ground in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, on Saturday, 7 September 2024. Expect the biggest names in entertainment from 11am to late and a massive selection of food and drink…
Introducing the All-new, All-electric 2024 Jeep® Wagoneer S –Jeep Brand’s First Global Battery-electric SUV
May 31, 2024 Motoring

Introducing the All-new, All-electric 2024 Jeep® Wagoneer S –Jeep Brand’s First Global Battery-electric SUV

The Jeep® brand is charging into the electrified SUV segment with the reveal of its first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV) – the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition (US only). The all-new, all-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S will launch first in the U.S. and Canada in the second half of 2024 and later be available in markets around the world. The Jeep Wagoneer S is offered exclusively as a BEV…
The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring
May 31, 2024 Motoring

The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring

They stand as custodians of a legendary badge and prime examples of the exhilarating performance and unrestricted everyday usability long established as a speciality blend of BMW M GmbH. And now the multi-faceted BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M3 Touring have sharpened up their already impressive acts in a host of areas. A power hike of 15 kW, new design and equipment features, and further advances in the…
Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024
May 27, 2024 Motoring

Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024

The count-down to South Africa’s biggest classic car event has begun in earnest. On August 4, 2024, the 42nd Cars in the Park will take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and the signs are that once again the event will be bigger and better than ever. “The Cars in the Park for 2024 is just over two months away, and it’s all systems go for another wonderful event,” says Frik…
Performance flagship Range Rover Sport SV sparks demand in SA
May 27, 2024 Motoring

Performance flagship Range Rover Sport SV sparks demand in SA

The flagship new Range Rover Sport SV has sparked demand amongst clients in South Africa, with all 35 limited-edition Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE units fully reserved when orders opened. Janico Dannhauser, Product and Pricing Manager, JLR South Africa, said: “Close to 200 clients expressed interest in the limited-edition new Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONE. Thirty-five now have the special…
AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients
May 27, 2024 Motoring

AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients

AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer, has started the first dynamic demonstrations and experience drives with the stunning new AC Cobra GT Roadster, showing the sensational sports car to clients as well as VIP guests. A key step in the production of the new AC Cobra GT Roadster, running from the company’s HQ and R&D centre at the historic Donington Park in the UK, the experience…
New Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale at “Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d'Este”
May 27, 2024 Motoring

New Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale at “Concorso di Eleganza di Villa d'Este”

Alfa Romeo is pleased to announce its participation in the “Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este,” the most exclusive and traditional vintage car event in the world, due to take place from May 24 to 26 at Lake Como. Held for the first time in 1929, the event has always been hosted in the magnificent gardens of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio; around 50 models take part every…
BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party
May 27, 2024 Motoring

BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party

In keeping with the spirit of togetherness it fosters each year, the 2024 Welcoming the Whales Festival in Nelson Mandela Bay will even share the spotlight with a pod of Dolphins – though not of the oceangoing variety. This year’s celebration of the ocean giants’ arrival in Algoa Bay will include the official launch of the BYD Dolphin – the first fully-electric hatchback vehicle to be made…
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the icon fascinating the States. Meeting with U.S. customer Glynn Bloomquist
May 23, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the icon fascinating the States. Meeting with U.S. customer Glynn Bloomquist

“I was born in a hospital on an air force base, maybe that’s where my love of speed and maximum performance comes from.” This was how the Texan Glynn Bloomquist introduced himself a few weeks ago to the Alfa Romeo team, to finalize in person the one-off configuration of his Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. The meeting took place at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, an iconic location where some of the most…
Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards
May 21, 2024 Motoring

Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards

The multiple award-winning Hyundai IONIQ 5 N has added two more coveted honours to its expanding trophy cabinet by being named Best EV Hot Hatch at the 2024 TopGear.com Electric Awards, and being named the best electric performance car in the world by CAR Magazine. Now in their fifth year, the annual TopGear.com Electric Awards are a celebration of the finest choices in the swiftly evolving world…
Louis Coetzer lost barn find online auction puts South African classics on world map
May 21, 2024 Motoring

Louis Coetzer lost barn find online auction puts South African classics on world map

South Africa’s classic car market is on the world map, with collectors in some two dozen countries now keeping eyes on local sales for rare buys. Joff van Reenen, Director and Lead Auctioneer of Creative Rides in Johannesburg, says the company’s recent debut online-only auction of the Louis Coetzer Estate Barkly East barn find collection has highlighted the international market momentum gained by…
The latest Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift offers more style, technology, and features than ever before
May 20, 2024 Motoring

The latest Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift offers more style, technology, and features than ever before

Mercedes-Benz has significantly upgraded the compact GLA SUV with numerous innovations and more extensive standard equipment. The new radiator grille with vertical louvres and horizontal fin enhances the powerful character. In addition, the bonnet with discreetly suggested power domes underlines the self-confident appearance. The redesigned front bumper with visual underride protection points to…
Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY
May 20, 2024 Motoring

Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY

Suzuki has added two very special pieces of silverware to its trophy cabinet last week. South Africa’s compact car specialist received the winner’s trophy in the Budget and Compact Vehicle category of the SA Car of the Year (COTY) Competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure. The Guild picked the Suzuki Fronx as the winner in this category. “We are truly honoured to receive this category win,”…
Eden Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is now part of Knysna Oyster Festival
May 17, 2024 Motoring

Eden Classic Car and Motorcycle Show is now part of Knysna Oyster Festival

The Eden Classic Car Group (ECCG), which was founded two years ago, will hold a show for classic cars and motorcycles as part of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. The show will take place at the Scarab Arts & Craft Village, located off the N2, west of Sedgefield, on Sunday, 23 June 2024. It will be open from 10h00 to 16h00. The Eden Classic Car Group is an association of passionate motor…
JAECOO climbs SA’s sales charts after just over two weeks on the market
May 17, 2024 Motoring

JAECOO climbs SA’s sales charts after just over two weeks on the market

Newly established urban off-road SUV brand JAECOO rocketed into the top 30 of South Africa’s best-selling automotive brands in April 2024, despite having launched its very first model midway through the month. Though the new J7 was officially on the market from only 13 April, initial sales were high enough to see JAECOO place a phenomenal 28th out of the 54 automotive brands currently offered in…
F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition celebrates nine decades of Jaguar innovation
May 17, 2024 Motoring

F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition celebrates nine decades of Jaguar innovation

Jaguar is celebrating 90 years of pioneering design, performance and innovation as it approaches an all-electric future, with a new special edition of one of its most successful vehicles – the F-PACE luxury performance SUV. Marking the final model of the F-PACE, 90th Anniversary Edition (available exclusively on the D200 R-DYNAMIC SE) features subtle badging, with R-Dynamic exterior cues. Inside,…
OMODA marks one year in South Africa with strong sales performance
May 16, 2024 Motoring

OMODA marks one year in South Africa with strong sales performance

OMODA marked a highly successful first year in South Africa with a strong sales performance in April 2024, outselling several long-established brands in the process. Reporting sales figures to industry representative body Naamsa for the first time since officially hitting the road in South Africa a year ago, OMODA’s final tally accounted for a healthy 12.8% of the Chery Group’s record 2 009 total…
New Quadrifoglio Super Sport: the special limited series, a tribute to the first victory in the Mille Miglia
May 16, 2024 Motoring

New Quadrifoglio Super Sport: the special limited series, a tribute to the first victory in the Mille Miglia

Alfa Romeo presents the new Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport limited special series, a new chapter in the memorable history of the symbol of noble Italian sportiness that since its inception in 1923 has represented a constant quest for technical excellence applied to competitions and production cars. Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Super Sport are a limited edition, in only 275 units…
Leapmotor International Begins Operations to Expand Global Electric Vehicle Sales Starting September 2024 in Nine European Countries, Followed by Other Key Growth Regions
May 15, 2024 Motoring

Leapmotor International Begins Operations to Expand Global Electric Vehicle Sales Starting September 2024 in Nine European Countries, Followed by Other Key Growth Regions

Stellantis N.V. and Leapmotor today announced that the two companies have received all required authorizations and the formation of Leapmotor International B.V., a 51/49 Stellantis-led joint venture, is now complete. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the management team led by CEO Tianshu Xin, a former Stellantis China executive, are now laying the groundwork for a successful introduction of the T03…
World Premiere of New Opel Frontera
May 15, 2024 Motoring

World Premiere of New Opel Frontera

A few weeks ago, Opel released the first images of the new Frontera; today the spacious, comfortable, new compact SUV for outdoor fans and families is celebrating its world premiere. In Istanbul, Opel CEO Florian Huettl, together with Mark Adams, Vice President Design, and Tobias A. Gubitz, Senior Vice President Product & Pricing, unveiled the new Opel Frontera to an international audience and…
Audi South Africa adds Urban Edition models to Q3 and Q3 Sportback ranges
May 13, 2024 Motoring

Audi South Africa adds Urban Edition models to Q3 and Q3 Sportback ranges

Following the successful launch of several special edition models earlier this year across core Audi vehicle ranges, including the Q3 and Q3 Sportback Black Edition options, Audi South Africa has now added Urban Edition derivatives to the popular premium compact Q3 SUV and Q3 Sportback line-ups. Positioned between the Advanced and S line options, both of which remain available, the Urban Edition…
Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS
May 10, 2024 Motoring

Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS

Discover the rugged versatility of the BAIC B40 PLUS, a compact 4X4 designed to tackle any adventure with ease. Whether you're navigating city streets or exploring off-road trails, the B40 PLUS delivers a powerful and capable performance that is sure to impress. With its High-strength roll cage, strengthening joint structure, and integrated molding b-pillar, the B40 PLUS offers a perfect balance…
Ford Goes to the Movies – Iconic On-screen Moments over the Past 100 Years
May 10, 2024 Motoring

Ford Goes to the Movies – Iconic On-screen Moments over the Past 100 Years

Compiling a bucket list of great movies which featured the products of the Ford Motor Company is more a case of the ones that you’d need to leave out, rather than cherry-picking the celluloid masterpieces which had a Ford deserving of at least a co-starring credit. It seems as if there have always been Fords in movies! Just as the fledgling Ford South Africa production line was cranking up to…
Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range
May 09, 2024 Motoring

Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range

Volkswagen Polo Sedan model range has been expanded with the addition of the 85kW 1.0 TSI engine. The new engine will be offered with the Life and Style derivatives. The Polo Sedan Life comes standard with keyless entry and start, rear view camera, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless mobile charging, wireless App-Connect, power adjustable and folding exterior mirrors, climatronic…
Electrified Mercedes-Benz SL W113 ‘Pagoda’ by Everrati – the new benchmark for understated, sustainable luxury
May 09, 2024 Motoring

Electrified Mercedes-Benz SL W113 ‘Pagoda’ by Everrati – the new benchmark for understated, sustainable luxury

Everrati Automotive Limited (Everrati™), the leading technology company specialising in redefining and futureproofing automotive icons through the integration of cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) powertrains, is setting new standards for understated, sustainable luxury with its zero emission Mercedes-Benz SL W113 ‘Pagoda’, full details of which are being revealed today. Everrati, the leader in…
New Volvo EX30: first ‘Moss Yellow’ models touch down in SA
May 09, 2024 Motoring

New Volvo EX30: first ‘Moss Yellow’ models touch down in SA

Volvo Car South Africa is excited to announce that the first Moss Yellow examples of the new EX30 have made local landfall, bringing an expressive new hue to this game-changing fully electric car’s colour palette. While yellow is not a shade typically associated with modern-era Volvo models, it is a hue that has featured throughout the Swedish firm’s storied history, having been applied in…
BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition
May 09, 2024 Motoring

BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition

The BMW 7 Series clinched the 2024 SA Car of the Year (COTY) title at a prestigious gala event held on the 8th of May in Johannesburg. Among 18 finalists, it emerged as a standout contender, impressing COTY jurors from the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) throughout the evaluation process. The Suzuki Fronx secured second place overall, with the BMW M2 claiming third. Charles…
LDV T60 range now officially on sale
May 08, 2024 Motoring

LDV T60 range now officially on sale

One of Australia’s favourite Utes are now available for sale in sunny South Africa. LDV South Africa today unveiled the details of its full range of pick-ups, with prices that start at R480 000. There will be ten distinct LDV T60 double cab pick-ups available to choose from, with model grades offering a choice of either manual or automatic transmission and with a 4x4 drivetrain available as…
Defender takes luxury adventure to new heights with greater choice and more power
May 08, 2024 Motoring

Defender takes luxury adventure to new heights with greater choice and more power

Defender is taking luxurious adventure to a new level with a suite of enhancements across the brand line-up, while the introduction of a new 110 Sedona Edition and simplified specification levels make it easier than ever to pick the perfect Defender. Passenger comfort is taken up a notch with a new Signature Interior Pack and, for Defender 130 clients, the introduction of the luxurious new…
Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status
May 07, 2024 Motoring

Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status

Mitsubishi are giving their evergreen Triton the Shogun treatment, which encompasses a variety of unique touches and additional functional equipment. This limited-edition model is sure to appeal to enthusiasts while continuing to offer excellent value. “The Triton remains a top seller for Mitsubishi in South Africa with buyers continually attracted to its unique styling, excellent performance and…
Audi South Africa revs up the excitement with the return of the Audi driving experience
May 07, 2024 Motoring

Audi South Africa revs up the excitement with the return of the Audi driving experience

Audi South Africa is thrilled to announce the return of the Audi driving experience, set to take place in Gauteng at the famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Following the resounding success of 2023's relaunch, which ignited widespread enthusiasm among Audi fans, this year's event promises to elevate the adrenaline even further. The Audi driving experience is not just a track day; it's a premium,…
Citroën AMI changes colour and introduces new versions to celebrate its 4th anniversary
May 06, 2024 Motoring

Citroën AMI changes colour and introduces new versions to celebrate its 4th anniversary

Four years after its market introduction, Citroën Ami is undergoing a transformation and adopting a new “Night Sepia” livery, a raw dark brown that adds more substance and strength without losing its unique character. Since April 2020, nearly 50,000 Citroën Ami vehicles have been sold across 14 markets—it's a true social phenomenon that has changed the landscape of urban and peri-urban mobility.…
South Africa's Automotive Sector Shows Resilience with Improving Sales Figures
May 03, 2024 Motoring

South Africa's Automotive Sector Shows Resilience with Improving Sales Figures

Brandon Cohen, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), has commented on the recent uptick in new vehicle sales in South Africa, marking a notable improvement compared to the same period last year. Despite challenges faced, the industry has demonstrated resilience, as highlighted in the latest sales data issued by naamsa I The Automotive Business Council. In April,…
Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape
May 02, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape

In the unmistakable refinement and luxury of a Range Rover, clients will discover the perfect match for Catalonia’s golden-hued valleys and vineyards. Throughout an exclusive three-day escape, guests will be presented with two unique residences that host remarkable fine dining experiences. Set deep in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees, La Vella Fargo is a secluded country house and enchanting…
Jaguar’s last petrol sports car: F-TYPE ZP Edition takes the chequered flag
Apr 30, 2024 Motoring

Jaguar’s last petrol sports car: F-TYPE ZP Edition takes the chequered flag

Jaguar will offer enthusiasts and collectors in South Africa an opportunity to own one of two exclusive limited-edition F-TYPEs, inspired by iconic 1960s racing E-TYPES. Just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition will be the last internal combustion-engined sports cars designed by Jaguar. These 423kW supercharged petrol V8 F-TYPEs feature specially curated interior and exterior details by the…
New Ford Territory Delivers Progressive Design, Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features
Apr 30, 2024 Motoring

New Ford Territory Delivers Progressive Design, Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features

The arrival of the new Territory heralds Ford’s entrance into the five-seater small sport utility vehicle segment with a stylish and compelling package that provides exceptional space, comfort, smart technologies and safety. “The Territory is an exciting addition to our South African line-up, with a modern design and advanced technologies that will appeal to young, smart and connected customers,”…
Citroën celebrates 90 years of the Traction Avant, an iconic model with 100 patents
Apr 26, 2024 Motoring

Citroën celebrates 90 years of the Traction Avant, an iconic model with 100 patents

Citroën is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Traction Avant, which was unveiled in Paris on 18 April 1934. Designed to make a lasting impression, it was intended to relaunch Citroën and highlight the innovative spirit of a manufacturer that had been the first to import mass-produced cars to Europe in 1919, and had invented, among other things, the autochenille in 1921, the all-steel body in…
Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024
Apr 26, 2024 Motoring

Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024

Changan Mazda Automobile Corporation Ltd. (Changan Mazda), a Chinese company receiving investment from Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), at Auto China 2024,*1 unveiled the all-new electrified vehicle, Mazda EZ-6, and the Mazda Arata, the design concept model of electrified vehicle. The Mazda EZ-6, unveiled today, is the first of a series of new electrified vehicles (new energy vehicles) developed…
Groundbreaking new Defender OCTA will be revealed on 3 July, following exclusive client preview events
Apr 26, 2024 Motoring

Groundbreaking new Defender OCTA will be revealed on 3 July, following exclusive client preview events

New Defender OCTA, the high-performance all-terrain hero from original British adventure brand Defender, will be revealed on 3 July 2024, following a series of exclusive client preview events and the completion of its exhaustive testing and development programme. Ahead of the global reveal, prospective clients for the first year’s Defender OCTA allocation are invited to register for one of seven…
ONE GWM on full display in Beijing
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

ONE GWM on full display in Beijing

GWM is pulling out all the stops at this year's Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The show is the largest of its kind in the world, reflecting both the fact that China has grown to become the largest vehicle market in the world and in many respects a technological leader in the automotive industry. One of the stars of the Beijing show, also known as Auto China, is GWM. As one of…
JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900

JAC Motors announced the expansion of its T-Series double-cab range by introducing a T8 2.0L CTi 4x2 Lux derivative priced at R399,900. This expansion addresses intensified competition in the double-cab bakkie market, with new brands entering the local market facing significant competition from established competitors. "As the market shifts towards lifestyle double-cabs, and with new brands…
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70

Turning 70 this year, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – "Italy's sweethearth"– is a model that has made automotive history and remains to this day a benchmark for fans of four wheels. It was officially unveiled to the public on April 21, 1954, at the Turin Motor Show, in the coupé version only. The Giulietta Sprint immediately struck a chord in the first few days of the Motor Show, when around 2,000…
All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership

Range Rover Electric will lead the way for electric propulsion capability, refinement and luxury travel, with the first vehicle prototypes now deployed at some of the world’s most challenging test locations. The all-electric drivetrain is now being put through its paces at extremes of temperatures, from -40°C in the Arctic Circle, to +50°C in the searing deserts of the Middle East. The first…
Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV

Stylish and dynamic, spacious and versatile with a fully electrified drivetrain portfolio – this the new Opel Grandland unveiled by the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker today. The newcomer brings many design features first seen on the Opel Experimental concept car to life for the first time on a serial production model. These features include the 3D Vizor with illuminated Blitz logo proudly sitting at…
Always forward: The new Kia Picanto
Apr 23, 2024 Motoring

Always forward: The new Kia Picanto

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Picanto to the South African market with an updated exterior design, range of new colour options, and even better value proposition. The introduction also sees the Picanto range repositioned in the competitive A-segment of the market, where its established quality and reliability is enhanced by an even greater value proposition. “The Picanto is…
From the DTM to the Super 2000, legends on stage at the Alfa Romeo Museum
Apr 22, 2024 Motoring

From the DTM to the Super 2000, legends on stage at the Alfa Romeo Museum

From 1992 to 2007, Alfa Romeo dominated motor racing in the Touring class, first with the 155 and then with the 156, writing unforgettable chapters in the history of motorsport with dozens of championship wins in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain. An epic that originated in the ‘new’ Alfa Corse, which would go on to reap the greatest rewards with closed-wheel cars, first under the…
Driving Innovation: Salvador Caetano Group and GAC Motor Forge Ahead in South Africa's Automotive Evolution
Apr 22, 2024 Motoring

Driving Innovation: Salvador Caetano Group and GAC Motor Forge Ahead in South Africa's Automotive Evolution

Salvador Caetano Group, in collaboration with GAC Motor, is set to make a significant impact on the South African automotive market with the introduction of a compelling model lineup and strategic network expansion. "I believe that the South African market represents a compelling opportunity for GAC Motor with its dynamic automotive landscape, coupled with a growing demand for innovation.…
Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards
Apr 19, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards

Range Rover’s modern luxury performance flagship, the 467kW mild-hybrid Twin Turbo V8 Range Rover Sport SV, recently proved the stopping performance and durability benefits of its optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system by completing a two-week track driving event at the Algarve International Circuit, on a single set of brake discs and pads. All four of the Range Rover Sport SV EDITION ONEs used…
Mustang Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Best-Selling Sports Car Globally for 10+ Years
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Mustang Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Best-Selling Sports Car Globally for 10+ Years

Sixty years ago to the day, Ford unveiled the original Mustang at the World’s Fair in New York. Representing a new generation of accessible sports car, the Mustang was a hit right from the start and remains Ford’s longest-running nameplate in continuous production. To celebrate this exceptional heritage and mark the special birthday, a wide range of Mustang 60th Anniversary events are being held…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever

It gives us great enjoyment to share the newest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video visits the well-known Lazarus dealership in Pretoria where Colin Lazarus speaks vividly and passionately about his formative memories with the Ford Motor Company, and how it has evolved into a family legacy. In 1957, two…
Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains. The introduction also sees the Seltos range being revised and repositioned in the competitive crossover segment of the market, where its established quality and reliability is enhanced by an even greater value…
The Best of All Worlds in the All-New Lexus RX 450h+ Plug-In Hybrid
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

The Best of All Worlds in the All-New Lexus RX 450h+ Plug-In Hybrid

As the first luxury brand to offer a hybrid in the segment, it’s only fitting that Lexus offers a variety of electrified RX powertrains. Building on the recent all-new redesign of this iconic crossover, the new 2024 RX 450h+ plug-in variant forms the very top tier of the line-up, sharing the spotlight with its more conventional hybrid sibling in the guise of the RX 500h F Sport. Occupying the…
New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa
Apr 15, 2024 Motoring

New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa

The highly anticipated JAECOO J7 has officially launched in South Africa, hitting the market as the very first model from the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. Endowed with cutting-edge design and forward-thinking technologies, the J7 is poised to take the local market by storm, with the three-strong range priced from just R549 900. Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager Chery /…
All-New Ford Tourneo Delivers Eight Seats of Configurable Space, Premium Tech and Enhanced Comfort
Apr 12, 2024 Motoring

All-New Ford Tourneo Delivers Eight Seats of Configurable Space, Premium Tech and Enhanced Comfort

The all-new Ford Tourneo raises the bar in the multi-activity vehicle segment, featuring a new platform engineered for maximum versatility and comfort. It is designed to enhance the ownership experience for both personal use and business customers, offering spacious accommodation for up to eight occupants. Initially available in Trend specification and a long-wheelbase configuration, it is…
Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank is returing to Kyalami from 30 August - 1 September
Apr 12, 2024 Motoring

Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank is returing to Kyalami from 30 August - 1 September

General access tickets for Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank are now available on Howler Step into the heart of automotive excellence at the Festival of Motoring, where we Celebrate Car Culture in full force! Returning to the legendary Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 30 August to 1 September, this year's festival is set to ignite your passion for all things automotive. Get ready for a…
Tiggo 7 Pro – a firm favourite in SA and across the world
Apr 12, 2024 Motoring

Tiggo 7 Pro – a firm favourite in SA and across the world

The Chery Tiggo 7 family continues to woo the hearts of South African consumers. First this range conquered the world and in its current two local incarnations, the Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro MAX, it continues to be a firm favourite of local consumers. CHERY SA launched the Tiggo7 Pro Max in November 2023, as the first Chery AWD model in the South African market, offering customers an improved…
2024 SA Car of the Year Finalists Show Mettle Over Rigorous Test Day
Apr 10, 2024 Motoring

2024 SA Car of the Year Finalists Show Mettle Over Rigorous Test Day

The South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition sponsored by Old Mutual Insure concluded its evaluations for the 2024 annual competition. The comprehensive regimen testing vehicles' performance across key disciplines took place in high seasonal temperatures and included acceleration, handling, braking, wet-surface stability, fuel economy and, where applicable, off-road capabilities. On the…
New Opel Frontera: Spacious and Fun SUV Also Available Fully Electric
Apr 10, 2024 Motoring

New Opel Frontera: Spacious and Fun SUV Also Available Fully Electric

Opel is sounding in the start of a new chapter in the company’s long and successful history: today the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker revealed the first images of the new Opel Frontera. The fun and spacious new SUV with the Blitz will be available as a battery-electric variant from the very start with customers also being able to opt for variants with 48-volt hybrid technology. “With its combination…
Chery to unveil New Energy, New Eco, New Era at Beijing Auto Show
Apr 08, 2024 Motoring

Chery to unveil New Energy, New Eco, New Era at Beijing Auto Show

China’s biggest vehicle exporter and a global technology leader – will unveil the next phase of its rapidly advancing technology at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. The Beijing Auto Show is scheduled for 25 to 30 April at the Beijing International Exhibition Centre in China’s capital city. The show has evolved from humble roots as a national motor show in 1990 to the largest and arguably the most…
A Ford for Every Adventure: Driving South Africa’s Iconic Routes
Apr 08, 2024 Motoring

A Ford for Every Adventure: Driving South Africa’s Iconic Routes

The World Wildlife Fund ranks South Africa as the world's third most biodiverse country. That means you should explore South Africa by vehicle because whichever direction you travel, there are indeed inspiring landscapes and diverse rural communities. But with such an abundance of fantastic nature and driving routes, creating an itinerary can be daunting. Some proven South African adventure…
Dark, dramatic and astonishingly dynamic. introducing… The Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack
Apr 08, 2024 Motoring

Dark, dramatic and astonishingly dynamic. introducing… The Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack

The visceral, sporting performance of Range Rover Sport is unmistakable in the new Range Rover Sport with optional Stealth Pack – a dark and dramatic theme. Meticulously designed to enhance the stealthy exterior, an inky, sophisticated Carpathian Grey premium metallic paint with a satin protective wrap contrasts against an extended black pack, featuring Narvik Black Gloss bonnet vents, lettering,…
A new Toyota crossover is revealed
Apr 04, 2024 Motoring

A new Toyota crossover is revealed

Toyota has launched its latest SUV offering called the Urban Cruiser Taisor in India, and this marks a noteworthy addition to Toyota’s growing passenger lineup. The Urban Cruiser Taisor is competitively priced in the Indian market and emerges as an accessible choice in the subcompact SUV segment. In terms of exterior design, the Urban Cruiser Taisor sports a striking front facade with a bold…
Opulence refreshed in S – Class of SUV’s the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Mercedes-Maybach GLS
Apr 04, 2024 Motoring

Opulence refreshed in S – Class of SUV’s the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Mercedes-Maybach GLS

Hot on the heels of the facelift of the GLE and GLE Coupé, the Mercedes‑Benz GLS, Mercedes‑Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC are now also appearing in updated form. Several design, technology and equipment changes take the comfort, connectivity, and ambience of this flagship SUV model to the next level. Mercedes-Benz GLS: visual enhancement and functional off-road features The latest Mercedes‑Benz GLS…
ISUZU Adds D-MAX Single Cab LS Range, Spec Upgrades on Extended and Double Cab Models
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

ISUZU Adds D-MAX Single Cab LS Range, Spec Upgrades on Extended and Double Cab Models

ISUZU Motors South Africa is further bolstering its D-MAX Single Cab LS range in South Africa with the inclusion of new features. Additionally, several new safety, comfort and convenience features have been added to the Extended Cab and Double Cab models, making them an even more compelling choice in the highly competitive bakkie market in South Africa. “We adopted a staggered introduction of our…
Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero

Original British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance, all-terrain hero in 2024: New Defender OCTA. The new flagship Defender will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious model in the line-up, charting new territory for the brand. Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender, said: “Defender has been synonymous with all-terrain capability with a bloodline tracing back…
Ford Ranger Goes Platinum – All-new Model Delivers Unrivalled Luxury and Sophistication
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

Ford Ranger Goes Platinum – the most luxurious and sophisticated Ranger ever.

Ford is once again setting new benchmarks in the highly competitive bakkie segment with the launch of the Ranger Platinum – the most luxurious and sophisticated Ranger ever. The Platinum joins the recently announced Tremor as the latest additions to the Ranger line-up. The Platinum series takes prime position at the pinnacle of the standard Ranger line-up, alongside the mighty Ranger Raptor which…
Ford Adds Even Greater Capability and Versatility to Ranger Line-up with Adventurous Tremor
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

Ford Adds Even Greater Capability and Versatility to Ranger Line-up with Adventurous Tremor

Following the recent launch of the adventure-ready Ranger Wildtrak X, Ford is introducing even greater diversity and customer appeal to the Ranger line-up in South Africa with the launch of the all-new Ranger Tremor. “The new Ranger raised the bar for comfort, practicality, performance and safety, and we are broadening both its appeal and capability even further with the addition of the Ranger…
Car crashes cause half of head injuries
Mar 22, 2024 Motoring

Car crashes cause half of head injuries

Yesterday was World Head Injury Awareness Day which brings attention to head injuries that can significantly change a person’s life. Motor vehicle, bicycle or vehicle pedestrian accidents are responsible for the most head injuries – an astounding 50%. According to the US National Library of Medicine, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) due to traffic incidents are highest in Africa and Southeast Asia…
New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV

The new PEUGEOT E-5008 sets a new benchmark by becoming the only all-electric SUV to offer an exceptional living space for 7 passengers and up to 660 km electric range. Benefiting from the STLA Medium platform and a battery made in France, the E-5008 meets the needs of customers looking for a large SUV with an assertive design, welcoming interior and efficient electric performance. PEUGEOT also…
Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024

During the 2024 budget speech delivered on 21 February in Cape Town, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said the National Treasury will not increase the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy for 2024/25. The treasury would however, increase the carbon fuel levy from 10c/l to 11c/l for petrol and from 11c/l to 14c/l for diesel. According to Godongwana, a discussion paper outlining…
Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA

Discovery Sport is a bold presence in any environment. Its Discovery DNA is clear to see, with a purposeful stance, rising waistline detail and distinctive roofline. Beautifully proportioned, it offers a unique, unmistakable character. Sophistication and simplicity are evident inside and out across the model line-up, which comprises Discovery Dynamic SE and Dynamic HSE derivatives. Prof Gerry…
Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale

Toyota’s new Hilux and Fortuner 48V introduces electrification to the legendary pick-up and SUV range for the first time to deliver greater efficiency, improved driving performance and enhanced comfort in both urban and off-road environments. The Hilux has become renowned for its Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) since its launch in Japan in 1968, becoming one of Toyota’s most…
Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron

The new Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), marking the next step in the company’s transformation into a provider of premium electric mobility. The model is defined not only by impressive driving and charging performance, but also by increased efficiency and long range. The Audi Q6 e-tron embodies typical Audi SUV styling with a further refined…
Kia EV9 continues its winning streak as the 2024 UK Car of the Year and supreme winner of the 2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year
Mar 15, 2024 Motoring

Kia EV9 continues its winning streak as the 2024 UK Car of the Year and supreme winner of the 2024 Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year

Kia’s ground-breaking all-electric, seven-seat EV9 continues its global awards spree in March with major wins two prominent competitions: the UK Car of the Year as well as the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year competitions. Already a winner in the SUV category, the Kia EV9 has now also been declared the ‘World's Best Car for 2024’ by an esteemed panel of judges at the Women's Worldwide Car of the…
Taking it to the C3 MAX
Mar 13, 2024 Motoring

Taking it to the C3 MAX

Hot off the heels of being named a finalist for the South African Car of the Year, the Citroën C3 range has an exciting new addition: the C3 MAX. This newest iteration of the acclaimed Citroën C3 lineup is tailored to meet the discerning needs of our South African customers, offering carefully curated enhancements while maintaining exceptional value. The Citroën C3 MAX represents a fusion of…
New Ford Territory Delivers Progressive Design, Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features
Mar 12, 2024 Motoring

New Ford Territory Delivers Progressive Design, Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features

The arrival of the new Territory heralds Ford’s entrance into the five-seater small sport utility vehicle segment with a stylish and compelling package that provides exceptional space, comfort, smart technologies and safety. “The Territory is an exciting addition to our South African line-up, with a modern design and advanced technologies that will appeal to young, smart and connected customers,”…
Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model
Mar 12, 2024 Motoring

Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model

In 2023, Toyota took top position as South Africa's most sold used car brand with 60,296 units sold, while the Ford Ranger reigned supreme as the country's most sold model with 20,156 units sold last year. That's according to the 2023 AutoTrader Car Industry Report, which has just been published. The inclusion of sales data in this year's annual report presents the industry with a tool to assess…
Total new vehicle sales dip in January But light commercial sales move upwards
Mar 12, 2024 Motoring

Total new vehicle sales dip in January But light commercial sales move upwards

New vehicle sales in January 2024 (42 215 units) were 2.5% down on January 2023, according to naamsa, although sales were 4.8% up on December 2023. Passenger vehicle sales dropped by 4.9% year-on-year in January to 29 360 units, while Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales increased by 2.6% to 10 894 units, when compared with January 2023. Overall sales for the full year of 2023 were 0.5% higher…
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale wins the Design Trophy awarded by L'Automobile Magazine
Mar 11, 2024 Motoring

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale wins the Design Trophy awarded by L'Automobile Magazine

The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is the winner of this year's Design Trophy awarded by Automobile Magazine. This award confirms the appeal of a custom-built car whose genesis lies in the courage to dream. Eleven years separate this prize from the one awarded to the Alfa Romeo 4C, winner of the Coup de Coeur Trophy in 2013. Emotion, always, a sentiment so dear to the Italian brand, which describes…
Combining killer roads and killer drivers
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Combining killer roads and killer drivers

In a recent article released by The Citizen, entitled ‘Killer road or killer driver?’ the infrastructure upgrade to Moloto Road was discussed along with the cause of many crashes on this road. Moloto Road is identified by the RTMC as the road with the highest accident risk in South Africa. It also has a reputation for being notoriously dangerous to drive on because of its disrepair. At a press…
Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive

Chery South Africa has unveiled its long-awaited new flagship, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX with all-wheel drive. The new model joins the growing Tiggo Pro line-up as the top of the range model and promises to welcome even more customers to this fast-growing family. With the addition of this model, the Tiggo 8 Pro range grows to three models, the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive with a turbocharged 1.6 litre…
Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car

Every Easter, the spirit of adventure beckons many South Africans to hit the open road for unforgettable journeys. Whether you’re heading to the coastal bliss of Durban or the scenic landscapes of the Garden Route, a well-packed car can make all the difference in turning your road trip into a seamless and enjoyable experience. “If you’ve been on a road trip before, you’ll know from experience…
Tips to consider when buying a new car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Tips to consider when buying a new car

More than half a million South Africans bought new cars during 2023. This is despite ever-increasing interest and inflation rates, and soaring cost of living, fuel, and car prices. And yet, even with around a million road accidents being reported annually, only 35% of South African motorists have insurance. This means that, if you’re unlucky enough to be in an accident, there’s a high probability…
Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa

Ford’s Cortina was a car that redefined the boundaries between small and medium-sized cars that existed until that time. When the Mark I version launched in late 1962 it had a 1.2-litre engine, a unit that would normally be associated with a light car. And yet the performance on offer was close to the levels of the medium-sized cars of that era, and the same had to be said for the packaging of…
OMODA & JAECOO Shine in Madrid, Spain, Officially Entering the European Market
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

OMODA & JAECOO Shine in Madrid, Spain, Officially Entering the European Market

On February 22, in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain, at the renowned Palacio de Cibeles, Chery Group's distinctive brands OMODA & JAECOO held their inaugural brand and product launch event. This marked the commencement of the brand's foray into the high-potential European market, with Spain serving as the beachhead to aid the brand in securing a broader development space across Europe.…
Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production

Mazda Southern African today announces the end of production and importation of the Mazda BT-50 Double Cab Pick-up for the South African market. Since it debuted in 2008, replacing Mazda’s successful B-series of LCV’s, the BT-50 has delivered mixed sales results for Mazda in the SA market. The BT-50 was originally manufactured in an alliance with Ford Motor Company of SA in its Silverton plant.…
Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market
Mar 05, 2024 Motoring

Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market

Against a backdrop of declining vehicle sales, Toyota achieved yet another double-digit performance, recording 11,524 registrations for a sizeable 25,8% share of the new automotive market. Toyota South Africa’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Leon Theron, is realistic about the road ahead: “As mapped out at SOMI 2024 and echoed by NAAMSA, new car sales will continue to take a pounding for at…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N finalist for World Performance Car award
Mar 05, 2024 Motoring

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N finalist for World Performance Car award

Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5 N has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2024 World Performance Car award. The World Car Awards announced the Top Three in each category for this year’s competition at a ceremony during the Geneva International Motor Show. The World Car Awards is an annual event that involves more than 100 international jurors as they test-drive and vote on a field of…
Audi South Africa extends special edition treatment to a number of core model ranges
Mar 05, 2024 Motoring

Audi South Africa extends special edition treatment to a number of core model ranges

To offer South African consumers even better value for money and increased convenience when specifying their new vehicles, Audi South Africa is proud to announce the special edition treatment – first applied to the A4 range – has now been extended to several core model line-ups. Customers have the option of Black Edition versions of the Q2, A3 and Q3 ranges, as well as Q2 Urban Edition and A3…
A legend deserves to be celebrated. Alfa Romeo launches “33 Stradale Day”
Mar 04, 2024 Motoring

A legend deserves to be celebrated. Alfa Romeo launches “33 Stradale Day”

2023 will go down in the annals as the year of the 33 Stradale: a legend, a symbol that embodies all the values of one of the most iconic sports brands in the history of world motoring. The number 33 has become a symbol of identity, and in its honor, Alfa Romeo announces the founding of “33 Stradale Day.” Starting from March 3, 2024, the aim of this anniversary is to become a day to be celebrated…
Cape 1000 invites the public to SA’s premier automotive spectacle
Mar 04, 2024 Motoring

Cape 1000 invites the public to SA’s premier automotive spectacle

The breathtaking Cape 1000 road rally brought to you by Private Clients by Old Mutual Wealth, is gearing up for its third edition, promising an unparalleled showcase of South Africa's most exquisite cars. The event, renowned as South Africa's most beautiful drive, is set to take place from 10 – 15 March 2024, and will feature an extraordinary line-up of vehicles. Among the rare and exotic cars…
The Best of the Best: Kia Sportage named ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2024 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Mar 04, 2024 Motoring

The Best of the Best: Kia Sportage named ‘Family Car of the Year’ at the 2024 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

The Kia Sportage continued its local awards streak last week by coming out on top in the ‘Family Car’ category of the 2024 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, simultaneously becoming the first Korean product to ever win an award in the competition. One of 39 finalists overall, and the only diesel-powered finalist in its category, Sportage not only triumphed over the Chery Tiggo8 Pro Max 2.0TGDi 390…
Fiat Pandina celebrates people’s love for the Panda and the production extension at least until 2027 in the Plant of Pomigliano d’Arco, Italy
Mar 04, 2024 Motoring

Fiat Pandina celebrates people’s love for the Panda and the production extension at least until 2027 in the Plant of Pomigliano d’Arco, Italy

FIAT presents the new Fiat Pandina special series. The February 29th presentation date pays homage to the historic launch of the first Panda in 1980, which was presented to the President of the Italian Republic, Sandro Pertini the same date. The press conference, broadcast on YouTube (LINK), was held by Olivier Francois, FIAT CEO and Global Stellantis CMO, at the Giambattista Vico plant in…
New Volvo EX30 officially launches in SA
Feb 26, 2024 Motoring

New Volvo EX30 officially launches in SA

The new Volvo EX30 has officially launched in South Africa, arriving as one of the most accessible fully electric vehicles (EVs) in the country and signalling the growth trajectory of the Swedish luxury brand. As the cornerstone of Volvo’s strategic global transformation in the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space, the highly anticipated EX30 line-up has been structured to appeal to a wide range…
OMODA C5 earns its spot as a finalist in the 2024 South Africa Car of the Year!
Feb 23, 2024 Motoring

OMODA C5 earns its spot as a finalist in the 2024 South Africa Car of the Year!

The brand, which is yet to celebrate its first birthday on local soil, was selected as a finalist in the 2024 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. The OMODA C5 will compete in the Compact Family category. “We are thrilled with the announcement that the OMODA C5 is a Car of the Year finalist. It gives us as a very young brand the opportunity to show South Africans what many…
All-New Honda ELEVATE – You Are The Chase
Feb 23, 2024 Motoring

All-New Honda ELEVATE – You Are The Chase

Honda has introduced a fresh new face in their local SUV range: the All-New Elevate, with eye-catching styling, extensive features and driving capabilities that are bound to make it a success in the highly competitive SUV segment of the South African Passenger Car market. Having made its Global Debut in June 2023, the Elevate is Honda’s All-New Global mid-size SUV, designed and developed by Honda…
London Concours 2024 to Celebrate an American Icon: the Chevrolet Corvette
Feb 22, 2024 Motoring

London Concours 2024 to Celebrate an American Icon: the Chevrolet Corvette

The London Concours is excited to announce that this June’s show will celebrate the past 70 years of one of the most significant and iconic automotive creations of all: the Chevrolet Corvette. Running from the 4th to 6th June at the Honourable Artillery Company in the heart of the city, the event will gather ten models from throughout the Corvette’s illustrious history – from the seminal C1 of…
GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe
Feb 22, 2024 Motoring

GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe

GWM South Africa has added a shining new star to its universe of models with the new GWM TANK 300. The new model not only introduces the GWM TANK brand, but with it a new world of pure-bred off-road performance and, as is commonplace for all GWM models, an unmatched level of luxury, design and styling. “GWM TANK is already a well-established off-road lifestyle brand in China and in world markets…
Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections
Feb 21, 2024 Motoring

Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections

In the heart of the Winelands is the farming town of Wellington, nestled against the foot of the Limietberg Mountains. Wellington is famous to the motoring enthusiast for being the gateway to Bain’s Kloof Pass, one of South Africa’s more famous passes. Wellington, though, has another erstwhile motoring connection, André Wessels, a Ford enthusiast who has been collecting and lovingly restoring…
Peugeot's I-Cockpit® integrates artificial intelligence with ChatGPT
Feb 19, 2024 Motoring

Peugeot's I-Cockpit® integrates artificial intelligence with ChatGPT

PEUGEOT is one of the first car manufacturers to integrate ChatGPT* artificial intelligence as a service to its customers. Integrated into the iconic i-Cockpit® and activated via the voice assistant "OK PEUGEOT", ChatGPT can answer any question and offers unprecedented levels of service. ALLURE: PEUGEOT offers its customers a new interactive experience EMOTION: With ChatGPT, the PEUGEOT…
Absa and Cars.co.za join forces to deliver South Africa’s premier automotive industry awards
Feb 19, 2024 Motoring

Absa and Cars.co.za join forces to deliver South Africa’s premier automotive industry awards

Absa to sponsor the industry leading Cars.co.za Consumer Awards Absa and Cars.co.za have partnered to take South Africa’s most authoritative automotive industry awards, the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, into the future. The partnership, which will bring with it an entirely new level of engagement between buyers, dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), is aligned with Absa’s strategic…
Do something different this month of love with the help of the Nissan Navara
Feb 16, 2024 Motoring

Do something different this month of love with the help of the Nissan Navara

The month of love is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to dare to do something different with your significant other by adding the taste of sweet adventure with the Nissan Navara. Although the journey of love is oftentimes steeped with challenges and diverse terrains to reach harmony, this February, the Nissan Navara is the perfect companion for couples and loved ones to get to the heart…
Abarth 595 and 695 win the Best Cars Award by Auto Motor und Sport for the 8th time
Feb 15, 2024 Motoring

Abarth 595 and 695 win the Best Cars Award by Auto Motor und Sport for the 8th time

In its 75th Anniversary Abarth continues its successful streak: for the 8th time, the Abarth 595 and 695 duo has been awarded the title of “Best Car 2024” in the Mini Cars category by the prestigious automotive German magazine “Auto Motor und Sport”, beating 17 strong competitors. For the 48th time, the “Best Cars” competition asked readers of “Auto Motor und Sport” to name their favorite cars,…
A record crowd of over 13 000 for the George Old Car Show 2024
Feb 15, 2024 Motoring

A record crowd of over 13 000 for the George Old Car Show 2024

A record crowd attended the George Old Car Show 2024, held in the grounds of the Eden Technical High School in the heart of the Garden Route City on February 10-11. The organising club, the Southern Cape Old Car Club, reported that there were just over 13 000 visitors this year, out-stripping the figures from the 2023 event, which had been seen as the bench-mark figure for this amazing classic…
Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year
Feb 14, 2024 Motoring

Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year

The Citroën C3 has been named one of the 18 finalists to vie for the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) title. The 38th running of the South African COTY competition recognises excellence in new vehicles launched to the local market and is judged by a professional jury of some of the best motoring media in the country. Citroën’s new C3 was launched last year in the hotly…
Volvo Car SA releases more info on EX30 line-up ahead of launch
Feb 14, 2024 Motoring

Volvo Car SA releases more info on EX30 line-up ahead of launch

With the first units of the fully electric Volvo EX30 having touched down in South Africa, Volvo Car SA is pleased to release more details on the structure of this highly anticipated range. As previously announced, the five-strong local line-up starts at just R775 900, making the new EX30 one of the most accessible electric vehicles (EVs) in the country. Despite its keen positioning, the newcomer…
ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year
Feb 13, 2024 Motoring

ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year

South Africa’s most affordable electric car could soon be its best family car and the Car of the Year. The GWM ORA 03 is a finalist in the 2024 South African Car of the Year, hosted and adjudicated by the Guild of Mobility journalists. It was selected in the Family category, alongside the BMW X1. It is one of 18 finalists in the overall competition. “We are very proud of the fact that the GWM ORA…
The Lost Barn Find Collection: Amazing Discovery Marks Final Chapter of Oom Louis Coetzer’s 50-Year Automotive Journey
Feb 13, 2024 Motoring

The Lost Barn Find Collection: Amazing Discovery Marks Final Chapter of Oom Louis Coetzer’s 50-Year Automotive Journey

The sale of a nondescript tract of land near a settlement between nothing and nowhere was the unlikely catalyst for a series of events that led to the chance discovery of South Africa’s largest ever automotive “barn find” treasure trove going under the hammer in a 10-day long online-only Creative Rides auction starting at 8am Central African Time (CAT) on Monday, March 25th. And with this…
The All-New CR-V is here!
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

The All-New CR-V is here!

Enhance your driving experience with the All-New Honda CR-V. The CR-V boasts a striking exterior with refined lines, sophisticated contours, and signature LED lighting. Step inside to discover a meticulously crafted interior, featuring premium materials, exquisite finishes, and intuitive technology. The spacious cabin is designed to cocoon you in comfort, while advanced features such as a…
New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com

The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Best SUV of 2024, according to Cars.com. The editors of Cars.com considered all SUVs available in the U.S. to determine which vehicle demonstrates the best combination of capability, versatility and value, selecting the expansive Wrangler family as the best of the best. The award applies to the entire 2024 Jeep Wrangler lineup, including Wrangler 2.0- petrol and…
The new MINI Cooper C and the new MINI Cooper S - with petrol engines
Feb 07, 2024 Motoring

The new MINI Cooper C and the new MINI Cooper S - with petrol engines

Within the new model family, MINI designates the performance levels of its petrol engines for the MINI Cooper using the letter C and for the performance-enhanced model using the letter S. The attractive powertrain portfolio of the new three-door MINI is thus complemented by two efficient petrol engines with a choice of three or four cylinders. The brand's iconic go-kart feeling is brought to the…
Abarth 500e enters the finalists at the 2024 World Car Awards
Feb 07, 2024 Motoring

Abarth 500e enters the finalists at the 2024 World Car Awards

The Abarth 500e has successfully entered the top 5 finalists in the World Urban Car category at the 2024 World Car Awards. The vehicle garnered significant attention from the jurors, who selected this electric hot hatch as one of the finalists. Now in their 20th year, the annual World Car Awards stand out as one of the most important awards programs in the world with the mission to recognize,…
When a model reaches its maximum: The new Audi RS 6 Avant GT
Feb 06, 2024 Motoring

When a model reaches its maximum: The new Audi RS 6 Avant GT

The new Audi RS 6 Avant GT is the pinnacle of the model series. This special edition is packed with exclusive details for both the exterior and the interior. An impressive pass-through roof edge spoiler, redefined diffuser, and 22-inch wheels in a distinctive design underscore its top position in the model series. The interior features bucket seats, a fresh colour combination, and individual…
Ford Ranger Goes Platinum – All-new Model Delivers Unrivalled Luxury and Sophistication
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

Ford Ranger Goes Platinum – All-new Model Delivers Unrivalled Luxury and Sophistication

Ford is once again setting new benchmarks in the highly competitive bakkie segment with the launch of the Ranger Platinum – the most luxurious and sophisticated Ranger ever. The Platinum joins the recently announced Tremor as the latest additions to the Ranger line-up. The Platinum series takes prime position at the pinnacle of the standard Ranger line-up, alongside the mighty Ranger Raptor which…
Discovery Sport: Connected convenience for the entire family
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

Discovery Sport: Connected convenience for the entire family

Simplified design: Latest infotainment technology controlled via new floating 11.4-inch curved glass Pivi Pro1 touchscreen Intuitive control: Pivi Pro1 menu structure takes users to 90 per cent of key features from the customised home screen in two taps what3words integration: Exploring new places is made simpler with unique three-word destination inputs Software Over The Air: Download the latest…
Bold Black edition: South Africa meets the Nissan Magnite Kuro
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

Bold Black edition: South Africa meets the Nissan Magnite Kuro

The bold new Nissan Magnite Kuro has reached South Africa’s shores, making a statement with its midnight colour scheme, advanced technology, and fuel economy. Boasting new fuel efficiency technologies, advanced drive assist display, wireless charging, and state-of-the-art around view monitors – making parking and navigating rush hour traffic easier than ever before – the Kuro offers South…
New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier

Suzuki Auto South Africa and its network of dealers shattered every possible sales record in January for the best start to a year. Ever. According to the official sales report – published by industry body naamsa on the first business day of every month – Suzuki welcomed 5 235 new customers into its fold in January. This is a new overall sales record for the brand and the first time that Suzuki…
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, star of the “New Car of the Year 2024” contest
Feb 02, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, star of the “New Car of the Year 2024” contest

The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale has triumphed in the annual contest held by Quattroruote magazine since 2000. With an extraordinary 44.5% of votes, the exclusive “two-seater” won the special prize in the Dream category, confirming the appeal of a custom-built car based on the courage to dream. Now in its 25th year, since 2022 the prestigious competition – won by Alfa Romeo – has been awarding…
Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023
Feb 01, 2024 Motoring

Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023

Opel grew significantly in 2023 with a sales increase of 15 percent. This is the highest percentage growth rate in more than 20 years. Global sales were up to around 670,000 vehicles giving the German manufacturer its highest registration numbers in four years. Opel closed 2023 with a market share of around 5.3 percent on its home market of Germany. In the UK, Vauxhall recorded a market share of…
The Art of Design: A First Look Inside the Luxurious All-new, All-electric Jeep® Wagoneer S
Feb 01, 2024 Motoring

The Art of Design: A First Look Inside the Luxurious All-new, All-electric Jeep® Wagoneer S

The Jeep® brand is looking to its legendary history as it crafts its electrified future. The industry’s first modern SUV – the iconic 1963 Jeep Wagoneer – featured a luxurious interior, upscale materials and premium appointments. Today, the Jeep brand shares more details of its first global all-electric SUV, providing a first look at the interior of the all-new Jeep Wagoneer S. Built on the…
A German theme for the George Old Car Show 2024, on February 10 and 11
Jan 31, 2024 Motoring

A German theme for the George Old Car Show 2024, on February 10 and 11

This year The George Old Car Show has adapted a special German theme for the 27th running of the event which takes place on February 10-11 at its traditional venue at the Eden Technical College in the heart of this beautiful Garden Route City. * The show runs from 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday, February 10, and from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday, February 11. * The organisers have stressed that it is highly…
Mitsubishi widens appeal of Outlander range with tech laden model offering
Jan 30, 2024 Motoring

Mitsubishi widens appeal of Outlander range with tech laden model offering

Mitsubishi’s recently launched all-new Outlander, has quickly become a top seller for the brand in South Africa. The Outlander has found favour with local motorists who appreciate the modern design, heightened levels of quality, premium finishes, and an extremely comprehensive level of standard specification paired with the best in all-wheel drive technologies and convenient seating for seven…
New Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar now available to order in South Africa
Jan 29, 2024 Motoring

New Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar now available to order in South Africa

JLR South Africa has confirmed that the New Range Rover Velar and the New Range Rover Evoque are now available to order. The New Range Rover Velar is a pure expression of modern luxury, featuring the latest technology, trademark Range Rover refinement and a dramatic, clean and reductive new design. A new grille combines with the characteristic floating roof, unbroken waistline and flush…
All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera
Jan 26, 2024 Motoring

All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera

Opel has announced the return of the Frontera nameplate in 2024. The name will make its comeback on an all-new SUV model. The new Frontera, which will be presented later this year, will be a fun car with clever functional features. It will also display a new rugged interpretation of Opel’s bold and pure design philosophy and be the first production car from the German brand to bear the new Opel…
Absa to sponsor the industry leading Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Jan 26, 2024 Motoring

Absa to sponsor the industry leading Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Cars.co.za and Absa have partnered to take South Africa’s most authoritative automotive industry awards, the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, into the future. The partnership, which will bring with it an entirely new level of engagement between buyers, dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), is aligned with Absa’s strategic objective of being the bank of choice to the automotive industry.…
Hyundai’s ‘Active Air Skirt’ lowers vehicle’s aerodynamic drag
Jan 25, 2024 Motoring

Hyundai’s ‘Active Air Skirt’ lowers vehicle’s aerodynamic drag

The Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation has unveiled Active Air Skirt (AAS) technology that minimizes the aerodynamic resistance generated during high-speed driving, effectively improving the driving range and driving stability of electric vehicles (EVs). AAS is a technology that controls the flow of air entering through the lower part of the bumper and effectively controls the turbulence…
Lexus introduces the LC 500 Hybrid Coupe: a perfect blend of power and efficiency
Jan 25, 2024 Motoring

Lexus introduces the LC 500 Hybrid Coupe: a perfect blend of power and efficiency

The Lexus LC coupe has all the qualities befitting a luxury coupe, representing the best in Lexus design, engineering and craftsmanship. The Lexus coupe is now available as the LC 500h hybrid and benefits from a series of improvements and innovations since the previous model year sold. The result is an evolution in the model’s luxury motoring qualities, from its ride, handling and responsiveness…
Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon wins Best Family SUV for Off-roading at the 2024 What Car? Car of the Year awards
Jan 24, 2024 Motoring

Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon wins Best Family SUV for Off-roading at the 2024 What Car? Car of the Year awards

The Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon has triumphed in the Best Family SUV For Off-Roading category at the 2024 What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The signature Jeep model, the Wrangler Rubicon, was highly praised for its excellent ability to uphold the brand’s off-roading reputation, comfortably outperforming its rivals. “While some brands lose their pedigree over time, the Wrangler Rubicon shows that…
2024: Honda FIT Facelift
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

2024: Honda FIT Facelift

In addition to the recently facelifted FIT eHEV, Honda has refreshed the rest of the FIT range with new and sporty styling, in addition to enhanced specification levels. New design elements such as revised bumpers create a more cohesive, characterful aesthetic, which better reflect the car’s dynamic personality, while retaining the iconic shape of the FIT with the clean, crisp horizontal lines…
Chery is a top SUV Brand
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

Chery is a top SUV Brand

Chery is South Africa’s second-largest SUV brand. The company received this news as the final sales statistics for 2023 were tallied and validated. It shows that Chery sold twice as many vehicles in 2023 as in 2022 and that it is the second best-selling brand among SUV customers. “We are very happy with the news that Chery is one of the most popular SUV brands in the country. “If you consider…
Style, Speed and Sophistication in Motion: Get Ready to Take a Seat in the All-new, All-electric Jeep® Wagoneer S
Jan 19, 2024 Motoring

Style, Speed and Sophistication in Motion: Get Ready to Take a Seat in the All-new, All-electric Jeep® Wagoneer S

The Jeep® brand is celebrating another year of firsts in 2024, preparing to launch its first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and expanding its lineup of legendary SUVs. Meet the all-new, all-electric premium Jeep Wagoneer S, which will be sold in the U.S. in the fall of 2024 and then in key markets around the world. https://youtube.com/shorts/6x7GuzUJITE?si=Gmsc0QAMMbJU5hZc Offered…
Classic cars from all over South Africa heading for the George Old Car Show on February 10 and 11, 2024
Jan 19, 2024 Motoring

Classic cars from all over South Africa heading for the George Old Car Show on February 10 and 11, 2024

Pristine classic cars from all corners of the country will be streaming into George in the second weekend of February in 2024 for the 27th rendition of the George Old Car Show. Upwards of 1 000 classic cars are expected for this highly-rated motorised festival. The two-day event on February 10 and 11, 2024 has so far drawn entries from as far afield as Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, Upington in…
Progressive Design Matched with Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features: Meet the All-New Ford Territory
Jan 18, 2024 Motoring

Progressive Design Matched with Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features: Meet the All-New Ford Territory

Ford South Africa has confirmed the line-up and specifications for the all-new Territory, which will arrive in local Ford showrooms in the second quarter of 2024. The Territory is a spacious five-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV) that brings a commanding presence and smart technology to the segment. “The new Ford Territory was built for young, smart, and connected customers. It has a modern…
Two new “Made at the Centro Stile” logos celebrate the Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s 70th and its Alfetta GT’s 50th
Jan 18, 2024 Motoring

Two new “Made at the Centro Stile” logos celebrate the Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s 70th and its Alfetta GT’s 50th

Alfa Romeo begins 2024 by celebrating two very important anniversaries. This year is the 70th of the Giulietta Sprint, unveiled in 1954, as well as the 50th of the 1974 Alfetta GT; two much-loved and commercially successful models that – each in their own way – tell the story of two memorable eras, extraordinary times in Italian automotive history. To mark the occasion, the mastery of the Alfa…
More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris
Jan 17, 2024 Motoring

More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris

The fabled Toyota GR Yaris has received some notable upgrades, benefiting from technical, design and construction enhancements that promise to deliver an even greater driving experience. In the three years since the first car came off the line, intensive efforts have been invested in making it even better: more powerful, more responsive, more engaging and more rewarding to drive. The bespoke GR…
January 21, 1899: Opel Began Producing Automobiles 125 Years Ago
Jan 16, 2024 Motoring

January 21, 1899: Opel Began Producing Automobiles 125 Years Ago

2024 is a special year for Opel, under the banner of electromobility. For the first time in the brand's history, every model will have a battery-electric variant – above all the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric, one of the first battery-electric estate cars on the market. However, the company laid the foundation for affordable, innovative and future-proof mobility on four wheels 125 years…
Defender’s South African clients embrace modern luxury blend of capability, comfort and convenience
Jan 16, 2024 Motoring

Defender’s South African clients embrace modern luxury blend of capability, comfort and convenience

Defender's growing number of clients in South Africa value comfort and convenience alongside the brand's legendary all-terrain ability, new data shows. Of the Defenders sold in South Africa between November 2022 and September 2023, 89 per cent were specified with the optional Comfort and Convenience Pack. This adds premium cabin lighting with 10 configurable settings to suit mood and driving…
High-performance take on LEXUS driving signature with LBX Morizo RR Concept
Jan 15, 2024 Motoring

High-performance take on LEXUS driving signature with LBX Morizo RR Concept

The heart-thumping concept of the all-new urban SUV adds exhilaration to the Lexus Driving Signature once more showcasing that Lexus is serious about developing exciting cars for its customers. The Lexus LBX Morizo RR Concept - a reinterpretation of Lexus’ all-new compact crossover as a high-performance model that’s focused on driver engagement and rewards - makes its world debut today at the…
Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high
Jan 11, 2024 Motoring

Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high

NAAMSA revealed that the South African motor industry is currently plagued by a litany of woes ranging from ongoing power outages to logistical issues at the ports, all of which conspired to reign in vehicle sales in 2023 substantively. This was confirmed by the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline during December. Aggregate industry new vehicle sales of 40,329 units reflected a…
2024’s Top 10 SA Auction Wishlist of Weird (and Wonderfully Valuable) Wheels
Jan 11, 2024 Motoring

2024’s Top 10 SA Auction Wishlist of Weird (and Wonderfully Valuable) Wheels

The automotive world thrives on innovation, but sometimes that quest for uniqueness veers into the downright bizarre. These are the cars that break all the rules, sporting designs so outlandish they make a Lamborghini Aventador look like a Toyota Camry. From bubble tops to gull-wing doors and wheels that seem to defy gravity, these automotive eccentricities often challenge our inherent views of…
A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury
Jan 10, 2024 Motoring

A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury

Embarking on another exciting chapter of the South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, the 2024 COTY Committee announced its jury for the 38th annual competition. The jury for this year's competition includes seasoned professionals maintaining the prestigious legacy and vibrant newcomers injecting fresh enthusiasm. "This year's jury promises unparalleled expertise and energy. In a nod to…
“And the Winners are …”: Opel and Vauxhall Collect Numerous International Awards in 2023
Jan 10, 2024 Motoring

“And the Winners are …”: Opel and Vauxhall Collect Numerous International Awards in 2023

In 2023, Opel grabbed the headlines on numerous occasions, with the presentation of the ground-breaking Opel Experimental concept car as well as with the world premieres of the new Corsa Electric and the new Astra Sports Tourer Electric. But it was not only the cars and vans that attracted attention from drivers and experts; the Opel and Vauxhall brands themselves also generated their own share…
Eight Mercedes-Benz 300SLs to headline the 2024 George Old Car Show
Jan 09, 2024 Motoring

Eight Mercedes-Benz 300SLs to headline the 2024 George Old Car Show

The biggest gathering of original Mercedes-Benz 300SL sports cars will take place at the 2024 George Old Car Show on the weekend of February 10 to 11. A total of eight of the nine original series 300SLs residing in South Africa will be at the show, which is now in its 27th rendition in 2024. These are the cars that earned the 300SL the title of “Sports Car of the Century” in 1999! “We are…
Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023
Jan 09, 2024 Motoring

Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023

The Opel Corsa has successfully defended its title as the most popular small car in Germany. According to official data published by the Federal Office for Motor Traffic (KBA), the Corsa was the best-selling vehicle in the B segment for the third time in a row in 2023. Total new registrations of almost 54,000 ensured that the small car from Rüsselsheim took first place in its segment. This…
OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!
Dec 27, 2023 Motoring

OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!

The OMODA C5 is a semi-finalist in the 2023/24 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. That’s right! One of South Africa's youngest vehicle brands has been picked as a contender in this esteemed competition by some of the best South African automotive and mobility journalists. OMODA received the nod from the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) for its OMODA C5, its…
ALPINA showcases special edition to honour BMW South Africa’s 50th year.
Dec 21, 2023 Motoring

ALPINA showcases special edition to honour BMW South Africa’s 50th year.

BMW Group South Africa has spent 2023 celebrating its very special designation within the global BMW production network as the first BMW plant founded outside Germany 50 years ago. One highlight marking this milestone was the announcement in June 2023 of a R4.2 billion investment in the company’s Rosslyn plant, outside the capital Pretoria, to produce the next-generation BMW X3 plug-in hybrid…
The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety
Dec 21, 2023 Motoring

The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety

Unlocking peace of mind and confidence, the innovative vehicle safety features of the Peugeot Landtrek have redefined the essence of protection on the move. Beyond its robust design, it promises a driving experience where safety isn’t just a feature, but a commitment to ensuring safe passage, regardless of the terrain or conditions. In a time where city streets throb with an unending flow of…
Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS
Dec 20, 2023 Motoring

Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS

McLaren has revealed the new GTS, which joins the McLaren line-up as a replacement for the GT. The super-lightweight GTS is engineered to delight drivers who demand the dynamic excellence and driving excitement of a McLaren and the ride comfort, refinement and luggage space suited to routine drives and extended journeys. “The new McLaren GTS offers an unmatched blend of McLaren driving dynamics…
Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year Semi-Finalists Revealed
Dec 20, 2023 Motoring

Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year Semi-Finalists Revealed

The 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) Committee unveiled the long-anticipated semi-finalists for its 2024 competition. Hosted by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ), the 38th COTY annual event is sponsored by Old Mutual Insure (OMI) for the second consecutive year. "We are excited to reveal this year's semi-finalists; a diverse set of competitors that are great examples of…
Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name
Dec 15, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name

In April 2024 in Milan, Alfa Romeo will unveil to the world the first Sport Urban Vehicle in its history, which will also be available in a 100% electric version. It will be named MILANO, a genuine tribute to the city where it all began on June 24, 1910. With Alfa Romeo MILANO, the brand rejoins the B-segment, the biggest in Europe, with a new proposal that fully embodies the brand's DNA of noble…
One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday
Dec 14, 2023 Motoring

One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday

The used car market remains healthy, as evidenced by demand across WeBuyCars showrooms over the Black Friday week. From November 24th to 30th, WeBuyCars sold a car a minute for every minute that it was open for trade. On Black Friday alone, 864 cars were sold across the group in one day. While the used vehicle market is blooming, the latest Naamsa statistics show that new vehicle sales dropped by…
A new era for Range Rover: Waiting list for Range Rover Electric now open as prototype testing phase begins
Dec 14, 2023 Motoring

A new era for Range Rover: Waiting list for Range Rover Electric now open as prototype testing phase begins

Range Rover has opened the waiting list for its highly anticipated Range Rover Electric, ahead of formal orders opening to clients. Geraldine Ingham, Managing Director, Range Rover “Since going on sale in 2021 the latest generation Range Rover has set a new benchmark for desirability. Across the globe, we’re seeing the highest levels of client demand in our 53-year history.” “Because of this…
Electric Vehicles White Paper: Paving the way for a more competitive automotive market in South Africa
Dec 13, 2023 Motoring

Electric Vehicles White Paper: Paving the way for a more competitive automotive market in South Africa

By Virusha Subban, Partner specialising in Customs and Trade and Head of Tax, and Gabriel Rybko, Candidate Attorney, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg On 5 December 2023, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) published the Electric Vehicles White Paper (White Paper), which is South Africa’s first true policy pronouncement on the manufacture, sale and use of electric vehicles (EVs).…
Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio makes a noise at first ever TopGear South Africa awards
Dec 13, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio makes a noise at first ever TopGear South Africa awards

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio has won the Noise of the Year category at the inaugural TopGear South Africa awards. The category is one of the eight uniquely South African awards out of a total of 24 awarded at a gala function on Thursday evening (7/12/2023) at the Steyn City Helistop in northern Johannesburg. The judging for the awards, Held in conjunction with Wesbank, takes place over the…
Old Mutual Insure powers SA’s most respected car competition second year in a row
Dec 13, 2023 Motoring

Old Mutual Insure powers SA’s most respected car competition second year in a row

Old Mutual Insure, one of South Africa’s leading non-life insurers, today announced that it is yet again the driving force behind one of South Africa’s most prestigious competitions, Car of the Year (COTY), for 2023/2024, in partnership with custodians of the competition – the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ). This will be the second consecutive year that sees the insurer as…
Ford Adds Even Greater Capability and Versatility to Ranger Line-up with Adventurous Tremor
Dec 12, 2023 Motoring

Ford Adds Even Greater Capability and Versatility to Ranger Line-up with Adventurous Tremor

Following the recent launch of the adventure-ready Ranger Wildtrak X, Ford is introducing even greater diversity and customer appeal to the Ranger line-up in South Africa with the launch of the all-new Ranger Tremor. “The new Ranger raised the bar for comfort, practicality, performance and safety, and we are broadening both its appeal and capability even further with the addition of the Ranger…
Chery ready to strike in the local NEV market
Dec 11, 2023 Motoring

Chery ready to strike in the local NEV market

Chery is readying itself to “strike on all fronts” with a range of new energy vehicles (NEV) slated for introduction in 2024. The group – officially the largest vehicle exporter in China – reaffirmed its commitment to introduce hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), battery electric (BEV) and other NEV models into international markets in the coming year. “Chery has outperformed the South African…
The inaugural TopGear Awards 2023
Dec 08, 2023 Motoring

The inaugural TopGear Awards 2023

The inaugural TopGear South Africa Awards, in partnership with Wesbank, South Africa's leading asset-based finance provider for personal and business financial needs, took place last night at the prestigious Steyn City Helistop in Northern Johannesburg. It honoured remarkable cars and the individuals and companies behind them. Twenty-four awards were handed out on the evening. All recipients,…
2024: Honda FIT e:HEV Facelift
Dec 07, 2023 Motoring

2024: Honda FIT e:HEV Facelift

Honda has refreshed the FIT Hybrid model with new, sportier styling, alongside an increase in both performance and the level of standard equipment available. New design elements such as revised bumpers create a more cohesive, characterful aesthetic, which better reflect the car’s dynamic personality, while retaining the iconic shape of the FIT with the clean, crisp horizontal lines first…
AC Cars delivers deep insight into production of the sensational new AC Cobra GT Roadster
Dec 07, 2023 Motoring

AC Cars delivers deep insight into production of the sensational new AC Cobra GT Roadster

AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer, is sharing insight into the ongoing production of the new AC Cobra GT Roadster. The first in a series of client consultancy meetings have offered a deeper understanding into the new AC Cobra GT Roadster, and revealed a level of engineering unheard of in any iteration of the AC Cobra. Heritage meets innovation The new AC Cobra GT Roadster…
Car Of The Year 2024: The new PEUGEOT E-3008 is in the final
Dec 07, 2023 Motoring

Car Of The Year 2024: The new PEUGEOT E-3008 is in the final

On 27 November 2023, the 59 members of the European Car of the Year (COTY) jury, representing 22 countries across the continent, chose the new PEUGEOT E-3008 (https://www.Peugeot.com/en/) from 28 shortlisted models to join the final seven contenders for the top prize. This is the 7th time in the last 10 years that a PEUGEOT model has been selected as a finalist. PEUGEOT has transformed the 3008,…
All-electric with a sporty look: The new MINI Cooper SE in JCW Trim
Dec 07, 2023 Motoring

All-electric with a sporty look: The new MINI Cooper SE in JCW Trim

The all-electric MINI Cooper SE stands for emission-free mobility and urban driving pleasure. The new 3-door model is also available in the John Cooper Works Trim, which emphasises the brand's racing history. With 160 kW and 330 Nm of maximum torque, the MINI Cooper SE is way out in front with zero emissions, especially with its ability to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. The…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is Top Gear’s Car of the Year for 2023
Dec 06, 2023 Motoring

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is Top Gear’s Car of the Year for 2023

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N electric hyper hatch has made a storming start to life by being crowned Car of the Year at the 2023 TopGear.com Awards. The IONIQ 5 N was revealed in July this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it received universal acclaim as a thrilling new option for driving enthusiasts looking to electrify their passion on both road and track, and as a pioneering technological…
Renault do Brasil announces investment of EUR 350 million to produce a new C-SUV
Dec 06, 2023 Motoring

Renault do Brasil announces investment of EUR 350 million to produce a new C-SUV

Renault do Brasil has announced an investment of Eur 350 million at the Ayrton Senna Complex in Paraná, with a view to produce a completely new C-SUV on the Renault Group's new Modular Platform, the same that is used for Kardian. The announcement was made yesterday, December 4, in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, at the Ayrton Senna Complex, in the presence of the Vice-President of Brazil, Geraldo…
Toyota Maintains Its Lead In A Weakening Market
Dec 05, 2023 Motoring

Toyota Maintains Its Lead In A Weakening Market

As highlighted by NAAMSA, new vehicle sales are trending in the wrong direction on the back of a resurgence in load-shedding, compounded by several crises on the Transnet front with the latest casualty being port logistics. With just over 45,000 registrations recorded in November 2023 compared to nearly 50,000 in the same month last year, the drop-off is a substantial 9,8%. According to Toyota…
New vehicle sales strain
Dec 04, 2023 Motoring

New vehicle sales strain

New vehicle sales bore their biggest losses during November since the beginning of 2021 when the market was beginning its slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, SA’s new vehicle sales fell a significant 9.8% year-on-year to 45,075 units in November, the sixth month of declining sales this year, and the fourth…
In the US, Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 wins the 2024 Green SUV of the Year™ award
Dec 04, 2023 Motoring

In the US, Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 wins the 2024 Green SUV of the Year™ award

The Green Car Journal magazine has awarded the Alfa Romeo Tonale the coveted title of 2024 Green SUV of the Year™. The Tonale is Alfa Romeo’s first C-SUV, available with Plug-In Hybrid technology and standard Q4 all-wheel-drive, specifically designed to ensure maximum traction and safety. Green Car Journal editors appreciated Tonale’s Italian style, driving dynamics, functionality and high-tech…
Unveiling the all-new ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER – Where Style Meets Substance
Nov 30, 2023 Motoring

Unveiling the all-new ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER – Where Style Meets Substance

ISUZU Motors South Africa is launching the all-new D-MAX X-RIDER – the latest iteration of the exciting X-RIDER series that has been exceptionally popular with South African customers since it debuted in 2016. Based on the latest seventh-generation D-MAX range, which is produced at ISUZU’s Struandale plant in Gqeberha, the all-new X-RIDER once again embodies the stand-out character, bold design…
Ford adds the Vibrant and Dynamic Puma to its Passenger Vehicle Line-up
Nov 30, 2023 Motoring

Ford adds the Vibrant and Dynamic Puma to its Passenger Vehicle Line-up

Ford has launched the exciting Puma in South Africa, introducing its vibrant SUV-inspired compact crossover to local customers. The Puma fuses an unmissable silhouette, uncompromised load space and interior comfort, along with Ford’s multiple award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The Ford Puma has become a firm favourite in the compact SUV segment in Europe thanks to its charismatic styling…
Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max
Nov 27, 2023 Motoring

Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max

As the champions of more, Chery South Africa is proud to announce a new addition to the TIGGO 7 Pro range, the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max. Engineered for every adventure, the TIGGO 7 Pro Max provides the option of a versatile all-wheel drive model and two-wheel drive model, while offering drivers the flexibility of choosing from six intelligent driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow, Muddy, and…
OMODA unveils the C5 GT: Redefining Excellence with Power and Personalisation
Nov 24, 2023 Motoring

OMODA unveils the C5 GT: Redefining Excellence with Power and Personalisation

The long-anticipated moment arrived today as OMODA officially launched the C5 GT in Cape Town. Local media and guests were not just treated to a visual showcase, but also to a full driving experience of this urban crossover SUV, seamlessly blending power, style, and cutting-edge technology. This reveal follows its initial debut at the 2023 "Mr. South Africa" finals, where the limited edition…
Audi South Africa introduces a range of special-edition models unique to the local market
Nov 24, 2023 Motoring

Audi South Africa introduces a range of special-edition models unique to the local market

In order to offer South African consumers even better value for money and increased convenience when specifying their new vehicle, Audi South Africa is proud to announce the launch of a number of special-edition derivatives across key product ranges. Black Edition and Urban Edition models boast additional cosmetic and functional features, and will be available in market from early-2024, along…
When Fiat Topolino meets Topolino, magic happens
Nov 23, 2023 Motoring

When Fiat Topolino meets Topolino, magic happens

FIAT homages Disney ‘s 100th anniversary with an exclusive gift, by designing 5 theme-based versions of the new Fiat Topolino dedicated to Mickey Mouse. The presentation of the five Topolino one-offs took place at Casa 500, on the fourth floor of the prestigious art institution “Pinacoteca Agnelli” where to experience a journey through art and time on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of…
Progressive purist: The new MINI Countryman S ALL4
Nov 23, 2023 Motoring

Progressive purist: The new MINI Countryman S ALL4

The MINI Countryman is the largest and most versatile in the entire MINI model range. The all-rounder is agile in the city, comfortable in the countryside and also suitable for trips off paved roads. The enthusiasm for typical MINI driving fun knows no limits. The versatile, powerful and spacious MINI Countryman S ALL4 guarantees brand-typical driving fun on any terrain. The new and largest MINI…
RMB/BER Business Confidence Index ticks down as sentiment among new vehicle dealers deteriorates sharply
Nov 22, 2023 Motoring

RMB/BER Business Confidence Index ticks down as sentiment among new vehicle dealers deteriorates sharply

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) slipped by two points to 31 in the fourth quarter of 2023. This means that less than a third of respondents to the survey were satisfied with prevailing business conditions. Business confidence was largely unchanged in three of the sectors, but a 15-point rise in retail confidence was outweighed by a steep 24-point drop in the confidence of new vehicle…
Cars.co.za and BMW Group SA join forces to produce the official BMW SA 50th Anniversary Video Chronicles
Nov 22, 2023 Motoring

Cars.co.za and BMW Group SA join forces to produce the official BMW SA 50th Anniversary Video Chronicles

2023 is a year of celebration for BMW Group South Africa, which is marking the 50th year of producing vehicles in this country. From humble beginnings in the early Seventies as Praetor Assemblers, which built unique-to-South-Africa Glas-derived models, to a brand that is deeply embedded in South African motoring culture today, the BMW story has been a fascinating one. “We are deeply honoured to…
Range Rover Velar: Confidence-inspiring technology enhances every drive
Nov 21, 2023 Motoring

Range Rover Velar: Confidence-inspiring technology enhances every drive

The Range Rover Velar now offers clients a suite of state-of-the-art technologies that make it more connected and advanced than ever before, while enabling a beautifully reductive design. The next generation Pivi Pro9 infotainment system is at the heart of the Velar’s reductive interior, with a new 11.4-inch floating curved glass touchscreen providing the most intuitive experience to control all…
Tributo Italiano: Alfa Romeo unveils the first global special series in the line-up
Nov 19, 2023 Motoring

Tributo Italiano: Alfa Romeo unveils the first global special series in the line-up

Orders are now open for the first global special series in the line-up: Tributo Italiano. Available in the Giulia, Stelvio and Tonale models, the exclusive edition pays tribute to the brand's origins and epitomizes Italian know-how and Alfa Romeo sportiness. The main features of Tributo Italiano – stemming from the stylistic and aesthetic language shared by the three models – include a two-tone…
Introducing the all-new Nissan Magnite EZ-Shift – get geared up for tomorrow’s journey
Nov 19, 2023 Motoring

Introducing the all-new Nissan Magnite EZ-Shift – get geared up for tomorrow’s journey

South Africa’s popular and sleek Compact SUV, the Nissan Magnite, is proud to launch a new range that is geared to inspire more adventures on the road. Nissan South Africa announced its latest model update, the new Magnite Non-Turbo EZ-Shift (2 Pedal “AMT”) with 3 grades. The new model is set with an automated manual transmission (AMT), offering a smooth and comfortable drive. The new Nissan…
Electrify Your Journey: New ORA 03 introduces New Era for GWM
Nov 16, 2023 Motoring

Electrify Your Journey: New ORA 03 introduces New Era for GWM

GWM ORA, the innovative and fashionable "Pure Electric Vehicle" from GWM, introduces a new era for GWM in South Africa by bringing a fresh new approach to electric mobility with the official launch of the new GWM ORA 03. Having already wowed the local car buying public with sneak previews at the NAMPO Harvest Day in May and the 2023 Festival of Motoring event at the Kyalami racetrack in August,…
Five out of five for the new Jimny
Nov 15, 2023 Motoring

Five out of five for the new Jimny

Three versions of the new five-door Jimny now available Ever wished for a longer, roomier Jimny? Pop in to your nearest dealer! Suzuki Auto South Africa has launched the five-door Jimny in South Africa after giving expectant fans a sneak peek at the Festival of Motoring in Johannesburg and later at the Jimny Gathering in Clarens in the Free State. The model joins its three-door sibling on…
The new fully electric EM90 premium MPV further expands Volvo Cars’ portfolio
Nov 14, 2023 Motoring

The new fully electric EM90 premium MPV further expands Volvo Cars’ portfolio

Our new fully electric premium MPV, the Volvo EM90, is not just designed to be a comfortable living room on the move, and a car that provides you with room for life with your loved ones. It is also a car that broadens the appeal of Volvo Cars and meets even more customer needs. The EM90 demonstrates our strong abilities to innovate and meet specific market demands. The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)…
Sporting icon Bongi Mbonambi hooks up with the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Nov 13, 2023 Motoring

Sporting icon Bongi Mbonambi hooks up with the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has handed over a brand new Pajero Sport to Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Bongi Mbonambi. The handover took place following the culmination of the Springboks Trophy tour at Mitsubishi Motors Ballito. Bongi Mbonambi is known for his strength and talent in the position of hooker. A formidable rugby player that made an impact thanks to his strong defensive…
One line – two brands – three drives: BMW Group Plant Leipzig launches production of the MINI Countryman
Nov 13, 2023 Motoring

One line – two brands – three drives: BMW Group Plant Leipzig launches production of the MINI Countryman

The start of MINI Countryman production marks a number of firsts and milestones for BMW Group Plant Leipzig: for the first time, a MINI model is being made in Germany – on the same production line as the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series. It’s all made possible by the plant’s flexible structures and development. Over the last five years the BMW Group has invested €700 million to ready Leipzig for…
SA is one of the first markets globally to welcome the new JAECOO brand
Nov 13, 2023 Motoring

SA is one of the first markets globally to welcome the new JAECOO brand

JAECOO has officially announced their entry into South Africa, making it one of the very first countries in the world to welcome the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. JAECOO made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2023 in China as recently as April, when it was announced as an independent brand with a focus on urban off-road SUVs and a fitting brand slogan of “From Classic, Beyond…
JAC Motors Enhances Warranties and Service Plans
Nov 10, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors Enhances Warranties and Service Plans

With a growing interest in JAC Motors' products, the company is making a significant move to enhance customer after-sales plans for its dependable workhorse line-up. This decisive step reinforces the company's confidence in its products and guarantees peace-of-mind motoring, even in the most challenging conditions. The rugged X200 2.8L TDI range now offers a 7-year/200,000 km manufacturer's…
Powerful appearance and maximum performance: The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.
Nov 10, 2023 Motoring

Powerful appearance and maximum performance: The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

The largest MINI comes with a high-performance engine and ALL4 all-wheel drive, making it a pure joy to drive. The MINI John Cooper Works models have always been known for their exhilarating performance. With its 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman embodies this unmistakable driving experience. The new model generation of the spacious all-rounder has grown…
The new GLC Coupé: A contemporary masterpiece with a dynamic design for a progressive lifestyle
Nov 09, 2023 Motoring

The new GLC Coupé: A contemporary masterpiece with a dynamic design for a progressive lifestyle

Stylish design and dynamic driving pleasure: where the new GLC Coupé comes into its own. As the sporty sibling of the GLC SUV, it rounds off the best-selling Mercedes-Benz series of vehicles. The first impression, before the GLC Coupé even starts: elegance, dynamism and offroad adventure. Striking proportions, dramatic surfaces and precisely moulded edges define an unmistakeable look,…
The most important facts about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé in brief:
Nov 09, 2023 Motoring

The most important facts about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé in brief:

More avantgarde, edgy and design orientated. Exterior design: The overall visual statement is defined by the sporty coupé silhouette. At first sight, it imparts a sense of elegance, dynamism and offroad adventure. Other characteristic elements include the simulated chrome under guard, the roof rails painted in black and the optional running boards. New contoured side edges make a model-specific…
More safety features, even better value: the updated Kia Sportage range
Nov 09, 2023 Motoring

More safety features, even better value: the updated Kia Sportage range

Kia South Africa today introduces a revised line-up of its multi-award-winning Sportage range, building on the success of the model since its local introduction in September 2022. The latest Sportage has garnered acclaim from customers and critics alike for its future-forward design, high-quality interior finishes and vast list of standard features, bringing life to Kia’s multiple global awards…
Introduction of the Fiat Strada in Sub-Saharan Africa: A fresh perspective on compact pick-ups
Nov 09, 2023 Motoring

Introduction of the Fiat Strada in Sub-Saharan Africa: A fresh perspective on compact pick-ups

The Fiat Strada, an indisputable leader in vehicle sales in Brazil in 2023, is venturing into Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing higher standards in technology, design, and safety to the compact pick-up market. The Fiat Strada serves as a genuine driving force in the evolution of the automotive industry. With over 85,000 units sold in Brazil by the end of September 2023 and a remarkable achievement of…
Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market
Nov 03, 2023 Motoring

Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market

Bucking industry trends, Toyota maintains its sales momentum by delivering 12,440 units in October for a 27,4% slice of the new vehicle market; year-to-date this equates to a 26,7% share. It’s the sixth time this year that Toyota has crested the 10,000 mark. This is within the context of a South African car market that is seeing a softening in new-car demand as evidenced by the third consecutive…
Suzuki shatters records in declining market
Nov 03, 2023 Motoring

Suzuki shatters records in declining market

Suzuki Auto South Africa has set a new record for the number of vehicles sold by dealers to private buyers. Naamsa, the business council for the automotive industry, reports that Suzuki sold 3 857 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles to customers in October. This represents 86% of the total of 4 480 vehicles that Suzuki sold in South Africa last month. The rise in retail sales is in sharp…
CarsAwards heads for Gerotek – and Mall of Africa
Nov 02, 2023 Motoring

CarsAwards heads for Gerotek – and Mall of Africa

It’s a big week for the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, with 39 finalist vehicles in 13 categories of the 2023/24 programme – as well as 20 judges – heading for the Gerotek testing facility to complete two days of back-to-back, real-world testing. Furthermore, the 39 contenders (and some of the judges) will appear at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg this weekend! “We are thrilled to add another…
Discovery Sport: Ready for adventure
Nov 01, 2023 Motoring

Discovery Sport: Ready for adventure

Versatile by design, the Discovery Sport adapts to every kind of family adventure and provides enhanced convenience and comfort on every trip. Compact exterior dimensions disguise a uniquely spacious and versatile interior. The redesigned centre console accommodates a new floating 11.4-inch curved glass Pivi Pro2 touchscreen, liberating stowage space to give Discovery Sport one of the most…
Polestar upgrade now also available for Volvo T8 derivatives in SA
Nov 01, 2023 Motoring

Polestar upgrade now also available for Volvo T8 derivatives in SA

Volvo Car South Africa is pleased to announce that a new Polestar Engineered Optimisation performance package – which has long been offered on various other Volvo nameplates – is now also available for all plug-in hybrid T8 derivatives in the local line-up. “South Africa is the only market on the African continent currently offering this latest Polestar Engineered Optimisation package for the…
Video: #OurFordStory Video #2 - Model T Marriage Carriage
Oct 30, 2023 Motoring

Video: #OurFordStory Video #2 - Model T Marriage Carriage

Ford South Africa is celebrating its Centenary with several exciting events and activities including the #OurFordStory video series that chronicles Ford’s century-long journey in South Africa, as well as some of the milestones and highlights along the way. Within the first video in this series, entitled Model T Marriage Carriage, Freddie Durow showcases the Model T Ford classic car that he owns,…
Classic Cars: assets that demolish generation stereotypes
Oct 30, 2023 Motoring

Classic Cars: assets that demolish generation stereotypes

The "generation gap" is a myth—at least when it comes to classic cars. Raise your hand if you think puppies are cute, that family is important, if travelling is on your bucket list or if you have a dream car. Chances are you answered yes – just like everyone else aged 16 to 100. While one can’t argue that generational disparity exists, there are surprisingly more commonalities between generations…
Ford’s Southern African Legacy – Iconic cars through the decades
Oct 25, 2023 Motoring

Ford’s Southern African Legacy – Iconic cars through the decades

Ford South Africa has developed and launched several iconic cars for local enthusiasts over the decades. Many of these developments have been unique to the South African market, building the Ford brand and heritage on our local roads and racetracks. Ford has a rich history in South Africa, and a legacy of always being in tune with local appetites and trends. So much so that Ford has commissioned…
2023 OMODA International User Ecosystem Co-creation Conference Concludes Successfully: Collaborating with Global Users to Surpass Boundaries for a Shared Future
Oct 25, 2023 Motoring

2023 OMODA International User Ecosystem Co-creation Conference Concludes Successfully: Collaborating with Global Users to Surpass Boundaries for a Shared Future

From October 15 to 18, the 2023 OMODA International User Ecosystem Co-creation Conference was successfully held in Wuhu, China. User representatives from over 30 countries globally were invited to this grand meeting, a convivial platform where OMODA and users could deeply interact and converge. "Users" were undeniably the stars of this conference. With an immersive ecological product exhibition,…
ISUZU Motors South Africa introduces new paint colours to current vehicle line-up
Oct 25, 2023 Motoring

ISUZU Motors South Africa introduces new paint colours to current vehicle line-up

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is thrilled to announce that it will be introducing the much-anticipated ISUZU paint colours to its current generation of vehicles. These captivating new colours are set to enhance the visual appeal of ISUZU's vehicles, offering customers a fresh and dynamic choice. As ISUZU Motors South Africa’s operation continues to integrate with the broader ISUZU Motors…
JAC Motors Unveils New T9 Range-Topper
Oct 24, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors Unveils New T9 Range-Topper

In an eagerly awaited move, JAC Motors South Africa has introduced the new T9 double-cab range, representing the pinnacle of its T-Series line-up. The T9, first unveiled at the Shanghai Automotive Show only six months ago, resulted from over four years of dedicated development and extensive global testing. South Africa's unique position as the inaugural right-hand-drive market for the T9…
Generation Z's New Lively Living Choice: Revel in a Test Drive Extravaganza with OMODA's Star Vehicles
Oct 24, 2023 Motoring

Generation Z's New Lively Living Choice: Revel in a Test Drive Extravaganza with OMODA's Star Vehicles

Between October 17 and 18, amidst the fervor of the OMODA 2023 Public Welfare Signings and the Thousand-People Cycling Event, multiple test rides and drives initiated by OMODA captivated over a hundred authoritative experts, mainstream global media, and industry Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). In the dynamic driving arena, participants sequentially immersed themselves in over ten extreme simulation…
Renault Group reaffirms its commitment to international motor shows
Oct 23, 2023 Motoring

Renault Group reaffirms its commitment to international motor shows

The automotive environment is undergoing radical changes, with major innovations designed to meet social and ecological challenges, as well as evolving customer expectations. In this context, motor shows are becoming showcases for major advances responding to the transformation of mobility, while remaining a place for manufacturers and visitors to share their passion for cars. Renault Group is…
New Opel Corsa in Middle East & Africa: Bolder, Purer, More Diverse
Oct 19, 2023 Motoring

New Opel Corsa in Middle East & Africa: Bolder, Purer, More Diverse

The new Opel Corsa is arriving – more modern, more digital and more diverse than ever. The best-selling small car, which recently celebrated its world premiere at the 2023 IAA Mobility in Munich, impresses with its new styling including the characteristic Opel Vizor brand fascia at the front and the confidently placed nameplate at the rear. The Opel Corsa will start arriving across Middle East &…
Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max
Oct 16, 2023 Motoring

Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max

As the champions of more, Chery South Africa is proud to announce a new addition to the TIGGO 7 Pro range, the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max. The New TIGGO 7 Pro Max is built for all adventures with an advanced all-wheel drive system offering 6 intelligent driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow, Muddy and Off-Road. Arriving on South African shores, the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max takes already popular TIGGO 7 Pro…
Kia accelerates popularisation of EVs with reveal of EV5 and two concept models at Kia EV Day
Oct 13, 2023 Motoring

Kia accelerates popularisation of EVs with reveal of EV5 and two concept models at Kia EV Day

Kia Corporation has today unveiled three new small-to medium-sized electric models at the brand’s annual Kia EV Day in Korea, reaffirming its ambitious global strategy to lead and accelerate the ‘EV revolution’. During the event, the brand presented its vision of ‘EVs for all’ and strategy to expand its EV model line-up significantly and rapidly. Having successfully established itself as an…
Pricing Announced for New Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, Elevates Capability with More Tech and Tools for Off-Road Adventures
Oct 13, 2023 Motoring

Pricing Announced for New Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, Elevates Capability with More Tech and Tools for Off-Road Adventures

Engineered to go further off-road without compromise, Ford’s new Ranger Wildtrak X is built to help owners tackle daily adventures and weekend escapes with a host of new trail-ready technologies and equipment. Packed with capability and designed to help customers press on where others would be forced to turn back, the Wildtrak X is the latest member of the Ranger family. Positioned as a more…
Suzuki celebrates multiple award nominations
Oct 10, 2023 Motoring

Suzuki celebrates multiple award nominations

And the winners are… Suzuki customers! Suzuki has emerged as the most popular brand in the entry-level and budget segments in this year’s Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. Cars.co.za, the authoritative online vehicle retail and news platform, last week announced its finalists for the seventh iteration of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards (CarsAwards). It picked four Suzuki models across three categories…
Mitsubishi to offer unrivalled value for money for lifestyle buyers with Limited Edition Triton GLX
Oct 10, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi to offer unrivalled value for money for lifestyle buyers with Limited Edition Triton GLX

Throughout the lifespan of the current Triton, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has continued to offer models that cater for the exacting needs of South African customers. This has resulted in a variety of locally developed special edition models including the Triton Xtreme in 2020 and the launch of the Triton GL single and double cab derivatives and the Triton Heritage Edition in 2022. The Triton…
Defining class and performance - Mercedes-AMG GLE model range unleashed into South Africa
Oct 10, 2023 Motoring

Defining class and performance - Mercedes-AMG GLE model range unleashed into South Africa

Mercedes‑AMG has updated its successful GLE SUV and Coupé model series in line with the recently updated GLE range. From the front, they can be recognised by the newly designed LED daytime running lights. The '53' models also get a revised front apron with expressively shaped side air intakes in jet‑wing design. Thanks to this powerful appearance, they move visually closer to the eight‑cylinder…
Defining class in the luxury SUV segment: Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLE Coupe now available in South Africa
Oct 09, 2023 Motoring

Defining class in the luxury SUV segment: Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLE Coupe now available in South Africa

The GLE's lineage began with the M-Class. With it, Mercedes-Benz established the premium SUV segment in 1997. The global success continued with the GLE launched in 2015. The current model series followed in 2018. The GLE and GLE Coupé are produced at the Tuscaloosa Mercedes-Benz plant (USA). Mercedes-Benz has now updated the exterior, interior, technology and equipment of the model generation…
Range Rover Velar: Enhanced electrified performance and superior breadth of capability
Oct 05, 2023 Motoring

Range Rover Velar: Enhanced electrified performance and superior breadth of capability

The Range Rover Velar has a powertrain to suit every client, including a fuel-efficient P400e plug-in electric hybrid, now with a 21 percent improvement in range, for up to 64km5 of electric-only driving. It is available alongside a range of smooth Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. All powertrains complement Range Rover Velar’s effortlessly balanced and composed driving dynamics, with a suite…
Toyota grows share in challenging market
Oct 05, 2023 Motoring

Toyota grows share in challenging market

In a market constrained by a multitude of factors, most notably soaring fuel costs coupled with volatile commodity prices, Toyota has once again bucked the trend by posting significant growth to take a commanding share of 27.6%. In the month of September, 12,704 units were retailed, equating to an increase of 471 vehicles sold. This also reflects a major improvement in last year’s performance…
Finalists announced for the 2023/24 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Oct 05, 2023 Motoring

Finalists announced for the 2023/24 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Leading online motoring portal Cars.co.za is proud to announce the 39 finalists of the 2023/24 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – South Africa’s most comprehensive and authoritative motoring awards programme. Now in its seventh iteration, the CarsAwards – or #CarsAwards, as it is widely known on social media – annually recognises the best purchasing propositions in 13 respective segments of the…
Suzuki ends third quarter on a high
Oct 04, 2023 Motoring

Suzuki ends third quarter on a high

Suzuki Auto South Africa ended the third quarter on a high note when it sold 4 478 new passenger and commercial vehicles. The company's sales for the month of September, the last month of the third sales quarter, translate to a share of 14.14% of the passenger vehicle market and 9.73% of the total vehicle market and places Suzuki firmly in the third position on both rankings. "It is worth noting…
Locally produced Nissan Navara succeeds at inaugural Bakkie of the Year
Oct 03, 2023 Motoring

Locally produced Nissan Navara succeeds at inaugural Bakkie of the Year

The Nissan Navara has emerged victorious in the 121 - 150kW category of the inaugural ‘Bakkie of the Year’ contest. The accolade comes following a vigorous judging process done by the experienced team at Bakkie of the Year, including legendary South African rally icon, Sarel van der Merwe. The Navara continues to redefine the 4 x 4 Double Cab segment with its load-carrying capacity and powertrain…
The Abarth 595: Sixty years of the “small, but wicked”
Oct 02, 2023 Motoring

The Abarth 595: Sixty years of the “small, but wicked”

Sixty years ago, in September 1963, Carlo Abarth unveiled the Fiat-Abarth 595 to the world. Based on the Fiat 500 D, a model that had been increasingly more successful since 1961, the new Fiat-Abarth 595 took its name from its displacement, which had been increased thanks to work on its cylinders and pistons and their completely new materials. It differed from the Fiat 500 D on the outside with…
GWM celebrates four semi-finalists in Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Sep 27, 2023 Motoring

GWM celebrates four semi-finalists in Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

GWM is celebrating the selection of four models within the manufacturer’s comprehensive range in South Africa as semi-finalists in the recently announced 2023/24 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards motoring awards programme. The Cars.co.za Consumer Awards recognises the best purchasing propositions in 13 categories of the South African new-vehicle market from all vehicles available in the South African…
Historic, iconic and popular: the 2 CV celebrates its 75th birthday.
Sep 26, 2023 Motoring

Historic, iconic and popular: the 2 CV celebrates its 75th birthday.

Citroën celebrates the 75th birthday of its most iconic models: the 2 CV. Designed at Citroën's design office on Rue du Théâtre in Paris and fine-tuned at the La Ferté-Vidame test centre in the Eure-et-Loir region, it was unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show on 7 October 1948. The 2 CV enjoyed an exceptional career: a total of 5,114,969 units were produced, including 1,246,335 2 CV…
OMODA: Nominated Semi-Finalist in CarsAwards, Recognizing Excellence in the Compact Family Division
Sep 26, 2023 Motoring

OMODA: Nominated Semi-Finalist in CarsAwards, Recognizing Excellence in the Compact Family Division

OMODA, the new premium vehicle brand, is pleased to announce the nomination of the OMODA C5 1.5T 230T Lux S as a semi-finalist in the highly regarded Cars.co.za Consumer Awards (CarsAwards) within the compact family division. CarsAwards is widely recognised as the definitive guide for purchasing new vehicles in South Africa. Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager at OMODA SA, highlights the…
The JOLION Experience: Love at first touch
Sep 22, 2023 Motoring

The JOLION Experience: Love at first touch

Since its local introduction in 2021, the HAVAL JOLION SUV has become the best-selling model in the GWM range and has played a major role in HAVAL Motors South Africa (HMSA) becoming the first Chinese automaker to regularly feature in the top ten manufacturers on the monthly vehicle sales charts. The popularity of JOLION has been reaffirmed with its selection as a finalist in two categories of…
Updated: More Style and Bang for Buck in Toyota Vitz
Sep 22, 2023 Motoring

Updated: More Style and Bang for Buck in Toyota Vitz

Toyota South Africa Motors has expanded its Toyota Vitz line-up, and it now includes a stylish model called X-Cite. The X-Cite offers South African buyers the option of an affordable, yet stylish and attractive model. Featuring orange trim throughout, the X- Cite is more likely to appeal to the bold and the daring. The Details The X-Cite range is only available in manual transmissions and offered…
Pick up serious retro restomod street cred this weekend at SA’s biggest classic car auction
Sep 22, 2023 Motoring

Pick up serious retro restomod street cred this weekend at SA’s biggest classic car auction

200 Spectacular Sale Lots Over Two Days Showcase a Century of Automotive Design Two dozen powerhouse performance vehicles showcasing one of the coolest motoring trends of the decade are among the highlights of 200 lots going under the hammer in South Africa’s largest ever collector car auction happening this weekend at Montecasino in Johannesburg. “The world’s been muscle car-mad for decades,”…
SA Bakkie of the Year announcement: VW Amarok wins inaugural SA Bakkie of the Year contest!
Sep 22, 2023 Motoring

SA Bakkie of the Year announcement: VW Amarok wins inaugural SA Bakkie of the Year contest!

South Africans are bakkie-mad. This fact is borne out by the monthly vehicle sales figures for the country, with three out of the five top-selling vehicles in South Africa being ladder-frame based one-ton pickups, as well as the best-selling passenger vehicle in the country for the last decade. Given this popularity, it made sense to establish a dedicated South African Bakkie of the Year…
Authentic and original: Land Rover Classic introduces new Classic Defender parts at Goodwood Revival
Sep 22, 2023 Motoring

Authentic and original: Land Rover Classic introduces new Classic Defender parts at Goodwood Revival

Land Rover Classic introduced a curated new collection of original OEM quality parts and accessories for the Classic Defender at this year’s Goodwood Revival. Classic Defender is the original adventure vehicle, its legacy going back to 1948, including over 70 years of global expedition history. Land Rover Classic is the official heritage division for the company, offering quality parts,…
Participating Car Manufacturers rate Festival of Motoring #1 Auto Event in South Africa
Sep 20, 2023 Motoring

Participating Car Manufacturers rate Festival of Motoring #1 Auto Event in South Africa

The Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank, ended recently with 26 508 visitors from 210 cities in and around of South Africa. The event attracted car enthusiasts from 19 countries who came to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit to enjoy a weekend filled with exciting motoring experiences. “It was an incredible weekend. One of the best shows that I have attended in a while. Well done to all…
Another milestone for the Chery Group
Sep 20, 2023 Motoring

Another milestone for the Chery Group

Chery Holding Group continues to smash records and break moulds in the group’s ongoing march on the global automotive market. August was no different. The group set yet another single-month sales record with 171 262 vehicles sold, a year-on-year increase of 20.8 per cent. This was also the second consecutive month in which sales exceeded 150 000 units. But this wasn’t the only victory in Chery’s…
Ford Expands Ranger Family with First Ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, including Pro Power Onboard
Sep 20, 2023 Motoring

Ford Expands Ranger Family with First Ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, including Pro Power Onboard

Ford will offer customers a plug-in hybrid version of Australia’s favourite 4x4 pick-up from early 2025. Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will combine electric driving capability with the adventure-ready versatility and work-ready dependability customers have come to expect from Ranger. The first ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will mark a significant step forward in Ford’s plans to offer a wide range of…
BAC delivers first example of its new-generation Mono supercar
Sep 19, 2023 Motoring

BAC delivers first example of its new-generation Mono supercar

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has delivered the first example of its new Mono supercar to a customer in California, less than a month after its stunning global debut in Carmel at the legendary Monterey Car Week gathering. The new Mono, a beautifully bespoke piece of craftsmanship, was presented to its owner – a true enthusiast who is part of California’s iconic car culture scene – at BAC’s…
The new all-electric EQE SUV from Mercedes-Benz: Defining it’s class with unrivalled luxury and technology
Sep 19, 2023 Motoring

The new all-electric EQE SUV from Mercedes-Benz: Defining it’s class with unrivalled luxury and technology

The EQE SUV is the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon. Like the latter, it is available with the essential innovations of the EQS and at the same time is more dynamic than the EQS SUV. The EQE SUV is one of the most spacious representatives of its class. Distinctive purpose design The proportions of the EQE SUV combine function and aesthetics with the sporty character of the SUV.…
FIAT Professional Ducato elected “Best Camper Base” by the readers of Auto Zeitung, awarded in the “Camping Life Trophy”
Sep 19, 2023 Motoring

FIAT Professional Ducato elected “Best Camper Base” by the readers of Auto Zeitung, awarded in the “Camping Life Trophy”

FIAT Professional Ducato continues its winning streak with the victory in the “Camping Life Trophy”, a prestigious survey organized by the specialized German automotive magazine Auto Zeitung. Its readers voted FIAT Professional Ducato their favorite in the “Camper Van Base Models” category. Auto Zeitung is one of the top three car magazines in Germany and its readers' choice represents a major…
Ford Set to Add Vibrant and Dynamic Puma to SA Line-up
Sep 15, 2023 Motoring

Ford Set to Add Vibrant and Dynamic Puma to SA Line-up

Ford is set to launch the exciting Puma in South Africa in October 2023, introducing its vibrant SUV-inspired compact crossover to local customers. The Puma fuses an unmissable silhouette, uncompromised load space and interior comfort, along with Ford’s multiple award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The Ford Puma has become a firm favourite in the compact SUV segment in Europe thanks to its…
Lexus RX opens a new chapter
Sep 14, 2023 Motoring

Lexus RX opens a new chapter

The Lexus RX, the car that imagined the luxury SUV, has entered its fifth generation with a brand-new design, new powertrains, greater performance, refined luxury, unparalleled safety and for the first time, a revolutionary plug-in hybrid model. Together with the all-new NX, the RX will help build the “Next Chapter” of the Lexus brand. These three models will give the company its most…
Potent power meets expressive design – the Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance
Sep 14, 2023 Motoring

Potent power meets expressive design – the Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance

More powerful and faster than any RS 6 and RS 7 to date: the new Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance are being introduced to South African media and customers this week at the Audi driving experience hosted at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Bursting with equipment that sharpen the models’ appearance and make for a more emotive driving experience, the new performance…
Volvo Car SA outsells all premium C-SUV electric rivals in first half of 2023
Sep 13, 2023 Motoring

Volvo Car SA outsells all premium C-SUV electric rivals in first half of 2023

Volvo Car South Africa is pleased to report it led the sales charge in the local market’s fully electric premium C-SUV segment in the first half of 2023, far outselling every single rival in this space. According to figures released by industry representative body naamsa, local sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the opening half of 2023 grew 145% year on year to 502 units. For the record, that…
Cars.co.za announces the 65 semi-finalists across the 13 categories of its Consumer Awards
Sep 12, 2023 Motoring

Cars.co.za announces the 65 semi-finalists across the 13 categories of its Consumer Awards

The return of South Africa’s most definitive motoring awards programme – the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – was recently announced. The first phase, in which five semi-finalists were selected in each of 13 vehicle categories, is now complete. Herewith the 65 semi-finalists of the 2023/24 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. The Cars.co.za Consumer Awards (abbreviated to CarsAwards – or #CarsAwards in social…
Mazda CX-60 Takumi destined for SA
Sep 12, 2023 Motoring

Mazda CX-60 Takumi destined for SA

The Mazda CX-60, which arrived in SA earlier this year, is fast becoming a favourite in the Mazda stable. The elegant SUV is turning heads around the country and, to add to the excitement, Mazda Southern Africa has announced that the CX-60 Takumi variant will soon be added to the local line-up. The Mazda CX-60 will be the range flagship with its 3.3Litre in-line 6-cylinder Turbodiesel Mild…
Lotus unveils Emeya, its first Hyper-GT
Sep 08, 2023 Motoring

Lotus unveils Emeya, its first Hyper-GT

Lotus unveils Emeya, the company’s first four-door hyper-GT, in New York City. “Bringing together our rich heritage with intelligent performance and the latest cutting-edge technologies, we’re pushing the boundaries for how a luxury electric vehicle should look and handle– making it truly for the drivers,” said Feng Qingfeng, CEO, Lotus Group. Emeya is setting a new benchmark for how a Lotus…
Updated Mazda2 now available in SA
Sep 05, 2023 Motoring

Updated Mazda2 now available in SA

The Mazda2 is a clever, compact car designed to offer everything a modern driver wants and needs in an efficient package. As a rule, Mazda styling stands out from the crowd, and on the Mazda2’s compact frame the brand’s flowing ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language has a big impact. The Mazda2’s exterior evokes a feeling of luxury with considered, easy lines. You’ll sense a stress-free driving…
Kia EV9 wins Luxury category in German Car of the Year 2024 Awards
Sep 04, 2023 Motoring

Kia EV9 wins Luxury category in German Car of the Year 2024 Awards

After making its debut in the five-metre class, Kia immediately won over the 27-member jury of the ‘German Car of the Year 2024’ (GCOTY) award. The three-row Kia EV9 electric SUV has been selected within the “Luxury” category for the German Car of the Year 2024 competition, encompassing all models with a base price exceeding 70,000 Euro. The Kia EV9 emerged as the victorious choice against eight…
Lexus: making luxury personal
Sep 01, 2023 Motoring

Lexus: making luxury personal

The Lexus vision is a unique one. By transforming function into emotion, performance into passion and technology into imagination, the Lexus story is special. The fundamentals of the brand are centred around craftsmanship, the customer and hospitality. Everything that Lexus does is designed around customer experience. Lexus strives on anticipating customers’ needs, electrifying senses through the…
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: daring to dream
Sep 01, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: daring to dream

Alfa Romeo is delighted to announce the rebirth of the custom-built 33 Stradale, a veritable “manifesto” of the Italian brand’s capabilities – now and in the future – in terms of style and driving experience. Made in only 33 exclusive units, according to a unique artisan process, the new “two-seater” coupé combines the brand’s heritage and future as the symbol of noble Italian sportsmanship. To…
For the first time in SA, Volvo offers guaranteed future value deals for EVs
Aug 31, 2023 Motoring

For the first time in SA, Volvo offers guaranteed future value deals for EVs

For the first time, Volvo Car South Africa has extended its guaranteed future value (GFV) finance offering to their electric fleet. Previously, the Volvo Versatility Finance scheme was available only for the Swedish firm’s combustion-engined vehicles, but in response to growing local demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the company has added the XC40 Twin Motor Recharge AWD Ultimate to the list of…
Citroën redefines its range for an easier purchasing process and better customer experience
Aug 31, 2023 Motoring

Citroën redefines its range for an easier purchasing process and better customer experience

Citroën unveils a significant redefinition of the construction of its vehicle range, with three trim levels per model, each offering a maximum of five option packs per trim level. Everything is now centred around three trim levels, called YOU, PLUS and MAX, replacing the existing Live, Feel, Feel Pack, Shine and Shine Pack versions. This overhaul, which comes into effect on the 1st September is…
OMODA's Showstopping Presence at Festival of Motoring Leaves Crowds Thrilled
Aug 30, 2023 Motoring

OMODA's Showstopping Presence at Festival of Motoring Leaves Crowds Thrilled

OMODA, the new premium, modern vehicle brand, made a resounding impact at this year's Festival of Motoring, leaving attendees excited and eagerly anticipating what's next from this innovative powerhouse. As one of the most anticipated events in South Africa's automotive calendar, The Festival of Motoring, held over the past weekend at the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, provided the perfect…
WesBank highlights key trends affecting SA automotive sector at start of 2023 Festival of Motoring
Aug 25, 2023 Motoring

WesBank highlights key trends affecting SA automotive sector at start of 2023 Festival of Motoring

The sixth Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank, kicked off this week with the customary Media Day, where local automotive journalists were given an insider’s perspective of the Festival and the automotive industry in general. As a key theme during his keynote address, Ghana Msibi, WesBank CEO, highlighted several significant trends that are shaping the sector and will continue to dictate the…
Stellantis will make an impression at FOM 2023
Aug 25, 2023 Motoring

Stellantis will make an impression at FOM 2023

Stellantis brands are getting ready to engage with visitors at this year’s Festival of Motoring, which takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit this Friday 25 August 2023. One of South Africa’s largest importers and global automotive giant is pulling out all the stops to wow visitors to this year’s festival. Jeep®, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Peugeot, Opel, Citroën, Abarth, and Alfa Romeo will…
OMODA joins lineup at the 2023 Festival of Motoring
Aug 24, 2023 Motoring

OMODA joins lineup at the 2023 Festival of Motoring

OMODA, the new, modern and luxurious vehicle brand, has announced its participation in this year's highly anticipated event, the Festival of Motoring, a cornerstone of the South African motoring calendar. Scheduled to take place from August 25th to 27th at the illustrious Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, OMODA will proudly present the OMODA C5, an urban crossover SUV tailored for the contemporary…
Family fun with the Suzuki XL6
Aug 24, 2023 Motoring

Family fun with the Suzuki XL6

Fun for large families is spelt with three letters. With the introduction of its extra-large SUV with space for six people - á la the XL6 - Suzuki is bringing great looks and fun to a market segment starved for stand-out style. The new Suzuki XL6 is the latest in a modern range of new SUVs that include the recently launched Fronx, the go-anywhere Jimny and soon the five-door Jimny, the stylish…
3 Days to Go to the Festival of Motoring
Aug 23, 2023 Motoring

3 Days to Go to the Festival of Motoring

3 Days to Go to the Festival of Motoring Get ready to dive into an automotive paradise like no other! We're thrilled to announce that a remarkable lineup of 22 OEMs has been confirmed for this year's Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank. From industry giants to cutting-edge innovators, these automotive powerhouses will be showcasing their latest creations, revolutionary technologies, and…
Ranger Raptor Boasts Motorsport-Inspired Customisable Performance Shift Indicator Borrowed From Mustang
Aug 23, 2023 Motoring

Ranger Raptor Boasts Motorsport-Inspired Customisable Performance Shift Indicator Borrowed From Mustang

The high-performance 292kW Ford Ranger Raptor was designed and engineered to deliver maximum thrills on- and off-road. “The Ranger Raptor was designed and engineered by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts,” said Dave Burn, chief platform engineer, Ranger Raptor. “Inspired by desert racing1, Ranger Raptor demands to be driven.” This is why Ford fitted it with a customisable Performance Shift Light…
One year of Range Rover House: Range Rover returns to exclusive modern luxury location in Monterey with limited 2024 Range Rover SV Carmel Edition
Aug 23, 2023 Motoring

One year of Range Rover House: Range Rover returns to exclusive modern luxury location in Monterey with limited 2024 Range Rover SV Carmel Edition

Range Rover House: Returning to Monterey, California, where it made its debut a year ago, the exclusive modern luxury destination is the physical embodiment of Range Rover. Select clients are offered the opportunity to sample the quality and craftsmanship of the world’s most luxurious vehicles alongside once-in-a-lifetime experiences, aligned to global cultural moments Modernist philosophy: Over…
GWM out in full force at the 2023 Festival of Motoring
Aug 22, 2023 Motoring

GWM out in full force at the 2023 Festival of Motoring

HAVAL, the leading Chinese motor vehicle manufacturer in South Africa and a forerunner in the field of New Energy Vehicle (NEV) technology, will be out in full force at the 2023 Festival of Motoring, hosted once more at the home of South African Motorsport, Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit, from 25-27 August. One of the highlights of the annual South African motoring calendar, the…
4 Days to Go: What to expect at FOM2023
Aug 22, 2023 Motoring

4 Days to Go: What to expect at FOM2023

The final countdown has begun! Festival of Motoring powered by WesBank is only 4 days away! Gear up for a high-octane automotive extravaganza like no other. As the countdown reaches its final stages, let's take a sneak peek at what's in store for you at this year's electrifying event. Buckle up and brace yourself for an unforgettable ride through motoring innovation, adrenaline-pumping…
MasterDrive at the Festival of Motoring 2023
Aug 22, 2023 Motoring

MasterDrive at the Festival of Motoring 2023

MasterDrive is excited to announce its return to the Festival of Motoring for the second year. The Festival of Motoring is taking place from 24 to 27 August. MasterDrive is participating automotive event in a number of different ways. If you are attending the Festival this year, we encourage you to stop by and visit the team at pit 29 and 30. Women with Drive – STRIVE (24 August) Following the…
First-Ever Mustang GTD: World-Class Tech Powers New Ford Street-Legal Performance Car That’s Ready to Beat the Best
Aug 21, 2023 Motoring

First-Ever Mustang GTD: World-Class Tech Powers New Ford Street-Legal Performance Car That’s Ready to Beat the Best

Deep inside a metal storage garage hidden behind a wind tunnel building in Allen Park, Michigan, a handful of team members gathered in 2021 for a new, after-hours mission that on paper felt like an impossible dream: design a Mustang to take on the best of European sports cars. The result is a limited-edition, ultra high-performance street legal performance car with the soul of a Mustang. Debuting…
The Slowest Pit Stop Wins at Festival of Motoring’s Red Zone!
Aug 21, 2023 Motoring

The Slowest Pit Stop Wins at Festival of Motoring’s Red Zone!

Just like some of the world-famous cars that have lapped the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit through the years, a mid-event pitstop is a welcome way of refuelling both the body and the mind. Visitors to this year’s Red Zone will also be treated to a Cycle Village, hosted by Cycles United. This year the cycling village will host brands like Orim, Blub, Cycloc, Goodyear, Quee, Magura, Panzer, and…
Concours of Elegance 2023 welcomes Bugatti – ‘le pur-sang des automobiles’
Aug 18, 2023 Motoring

Concours of Elegance 2023 welcomes Bugatti – ‘le pur-sang des automobiles’

The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, is delighted to welcome an exquisite array of the rarest and most desirable Bugattis to Hampton Court Palace in west London, UK on September 1-3, 2023. These cars from the thoroughbred French marque – considered to be ‘le pur-sang des automobiles’ – will grace the 11th annual Concours of Elegance in an homage to the legacy of the master of…
Facelifted Mazda3 offers more tech and styling choices
Aug 17, 2023 Motoring

Facelifted Mazda3 offers more tech and styling choices

Since its debut in 2003 the Mazda3 has earned a reputation as one of the most iconic hatchbacks on the road, and quickly became Mazda’s best-selling model worldwide. The sleek, modern hatch is designed to turn heads, and the recent facelift adds even more advanced technology and styling options. In true Mazda fashion, the Mazda3 comes equipped with everything you need in a car, and more.…
Mahindra Unveils Its Global Pik Up Concept for International Markets
Aug 17, 2023 Motoring

Mahindra Unveils Its Global Pik Up Concept for International Markets

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a global leader in compact and mid-sized pickups, showcased its new Global Pik Up concept at its signature Futurescape event in Cape Town. The concept represents a well-considered approach to entering newer international markets while strengthening its presence in existing ones with a range of world-class products, beginning with the Global Pik Up. Based on the Tough &…
Shape Your New – The all-new Suzuki Fronx
Aug 17, 2023 Motoring

Shape Your New – The all-new Suzuki Fronx

Suzuki Auto is inviting South Africans to Shape Your New with the fresh and funky Fronx. The Fronx introduces a new styling concept – that of a Coupé SUV – to the Suzuki line-up and offers motorists a unique combination of style, performance and value-for-money motoring. This new model was first revealed at the company’s global conference in India in January this year. At the event, it joined…
Are you on the grid for the 2023 Festival of Motoring?
Aug 14, 2023 Motoring

Are you on the grid for the 2023 Festival of Motoring?

The numbers don’t lie. The Festival of Motoring was confirmed by all who attended the 2022 event to be one of the highlights of the annual South African motoring calendar. Where else can you showcase so much variety, so many automotive brands and so much family-focused excitement on one dynamic platform? Hosted once more at the home of South African motorsport, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the 6th…
The ultimate armoured luxury SUV: meet SVI’s B6-rated Lexus LX
Aug 14, 2023 Motoring

The ultimate armoured luxury SUV: meet SVI’s B6-rated Lexus LX

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has developed a new B6 discreet package for the J310-generation Lexus LX, handing the luxury all-terrain SUV the highest level of civilian protection available in South Africa without a special permit. The Bashewa-based firm’s discreetly armoured LX offers 360-degree B6 protection against assault rifles, including AK47, R1 and…
Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Set to Amaze South African Bakkie Customers with Unparalleled Performance and Style
Aug 14, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Set to Amaze South African Bakkie Customers with Unparalleled Performance and Style

Mitsubishi are expanding their Triton range with the addition of the Triton Athlete, a limited-edition model that takes the Triton concept to a whole new level. The Triton remains a key product for Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, a bakkie that has been well received for its combination of sporty styling, excellent performance and legendary capability that allows it to tackle any terrain with…
Hyundai’s Grand i10 gets fresh new looks, and a sedan sibling to boot
Aug 14, 2023 Motoring

Hyundai’s Grand i10 gets fresh new looks, and a sedan sibling to boot

Hyundai’s Grand i10, the Korean brand’s entry-level hatchback in South Africa, has made a new appearance with refreshed exterior looks, a few interior changes, and brought with it a new sibling in the range, the Grand i10 Sedan. The refreshed 3rd generation Grand i10 hatchback is still available with a choice between two petrol engines: The 3-cylinder 1-litre mill, or the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder…
Fisker Ronin -
Aug 11, 2023 Motoring

Fisker Ronin - "World's Most Sustainable Supercar" - Reservations Now Open

Fisker releases additional details on Fisker Rōnin: Super GT Convertible will be priced at $385,000 Will be produced in a limited run of 999 vehicles Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”), driven by a mission to create the world’s most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, today released additional details on its Fisker Rōnin Super GT, an all-electric convertible that was showcased at the…
The 41st Cars in the Park – a wealth of history and passion
Aug 11, 2023 Motoring

The 41st Cars in the Park – a wealth of history and passion

The Cars in the Park celebration of motoring at Zwartkops Raceway on August 6, 2023, show-cased the amazing wealth of classic car history we have in this country. From 6 am enthusiasts were queuing to get into the circuit grounds and within hours classics spanning over a century of invaluable history lined the circuit in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Interestingly this year, the cut-off date for…
The 2023 Festival of Motoring Knows How to Deliver a Hot Lap!
Aug 11, 2023 Motoring

The 2023 Festival of Motoring Knows How to Deliver a Hot Lap!

The sixth instalment of the popular Festival of Motoring will once more look to make optimal use of the legendary Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit as it refines the four-zone layout that has proved so successful in previous years. This sees the show divided into four colour-coded activity zones, each one offering visitors a carefully curated experience to suit the theme of the dedicated area. While the…
BAC to launch new supercar at Monterey Car Week
Aug 10, 2023 Motoring

BAC to launch new supercar at Monterey Car Week

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is to unveil a new single-seater supercar at Monterey Car Week 2023 in California. The new high-performance model, which will make its global debut on August 17 at the ‘House of BAC’ in the heartland of Carmel Valley, will sit alongside the acclaimed Mono R in the brand’s expanding supercar line-up. Engineered to deliver a contrasting ‘behind-the-wheel’ experience…
Toyota GR Supra now Available in Manual Transmission
Aug 07, 2023 Motoring

Toyota GR Supra now Available in Manual Transmission

Toyota has listened to sports car fans and customers who love the control and rewards offered by precisely timed manual gear shifts. As of 10 May 2023, the Toyota GR Supra is available in manual transmission. Power output has also been upped in the straight-six 3.0-litre engine – increasing from 250kW to 285kW. The benefit is both to the auto and the newly-introduced manual. The introduction of…
A bold statement in the compact luxury segment
Aug 07, 2023 Motoring

A bold statement in the compact luxury segment

A Statement The rejuvenated Mercedes-Benz A‑Class retains its youthful and dynamic character, yet it is also more grown up and comfortable than ever. The A-Class has completely redefined modern luxury in the compact class and revolutionises interior design making a bold statement within the segment. Aesthetics The new A-Class takes power, dynamism, and an emotive design to the next level. The…
 ISUZU adds value-oriented 1.9 LS to mu-X range
Aug 07, 2023 Motoring

ISUZU adds value-oriented 1.9 LS to mu-X range

ISUZU Motors South Africa has launched a new value-oriented version of its mu-X seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), in the form of the all-new 1.9 LS 4x2 AT. The new budget-friendly derivative, along with the addition of a 4x4 version of the popular 3.0 LSE, expands the local line-up to a total of six mu-X models – the largest range yet for the company. “Adding a new entry-level 1.9-litre…
Motoring enthusiasts in for a ride as Michelin goes all out at Festival of Motoring 2023
Aug 04, 2023 Motoring

Motoring enthusiasts in for a ride as Michelin goes all out at Festival of Motoring 2023

Michelin Tyre Company South Africa is preparing to create an unforgettable experience at this year’s Festival of Motoring, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg from 25-27 August. The multinational tyre company promises event patrons a one-of-a kind tyre performance experience on the track, with exclusive drives in sportscars, and gastronomic demonstrations and cuisine…
Enjoy your first class with the new Tiggo 8 Pro
Aug 03, 2023 Motoring

Enjoy your first class with the new Tiggo 8 Pro

First class has just gotten better. Chery South Africa has just unveiled an upgraded Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro MAX with more features, upgraded styling and a wholly redesigned interior. In February 2022, Chery invited South Africans to Enjoy your First Class behind the wheel of its flagship SUV, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro. At that time, the Tiggo 8 Pro offered unmatched value in its class,…
All-New Compact SUV Previewed at 30th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show
Aug 03, 2023 Motoring

All-New Compact SUV Previewed at 30th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show

Mitsubishi Motors will celebrate the global debut of an all-new compact SUV at the 30th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show. Ahead of the world premiere, the company revealed the exterior design of the all-new compact SUV. The all-new model will be built at Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (Bekasi, West Java), with delivery to start in November 2023. At the show, Mitsubishi Motors…
All-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado unveiled
Aug 03, 2023 Motoring

All-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado unveiled

The all-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado family SUV has made its world premiere, bringing with it significant mechanical upgrades, enhanced performance, and rugged styling changes ahead of its arrival in South Africa next year. Since its arrival in the 1990s, the Prado has been one of South Africa’s most revered large SUVs thanks to its blend of capability, amenity and passenger-oriented comfort,…
Tough, capable and exclusive – the new ISUZU D-MAX Arctic AT35
Jul 27, 2023 Motoring

Tough, capable and exclusive – the new ISUZU D-MAX Arctic AT35

Big and bold with exceptional off-road capabilities – this is the new D-MAX Arctic AT35, the second iteration of ISUZU’s specially developed ultimate double cab bakkie. Designed in collaboration with Arctic Trucks, which is renowned for producing some of the most capable overlanding vehicles on the planet, the D-MAX Arctic AT35 is proudly locally assembled at the ISUZU Motors South Africa plant…
GR Corolla resets the benchmark for hot hatch segment
Jul 26, 2023 Motoring

GR Corolla resets the benchmark for hot hatch segment

Toyota’s sub brand Gazoo Racing keeps bringing the heat, and this time with a fire-breathing GR Corolla. Joining the GR86, GR Supra and GR Yaris in the high-performance TOYOTA GAZOO Racing family, the GR Corolla features a turbocharged petrol engine, all-wheel drive, wider track front and rear, completely overhauled suspension, and design features and styling enhancements that clearly set it…
Updated Mercedes-AMG compact A 35 4MATIC and A 45 S 4MATIC+ sports cars debut at Kyalami alongside first ever GLB 35 4MATIC
Jul 24, 2023 Motoring

Updated Mercedes-AMG compact A 35 4MATIC and A 45 S 4MATIC+ sports cars debut at Kyalami alongside first ever GLB 35 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa unveiled the latest additions to their esteemed line-up during the prestigious Mercedes-AMG Performance Tour. Among the notable highlights were the introduction of the cutting-edge A 35 AMG 4MATIC and the awe-inspiring A 45 S AMG 4MATIC+, alongside their bold counterpart, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC. This exclusive occasion marked the local debut of these…
Mercedes-AMG presents the SL 43: An icon reborn
Jul 24, 2023 Motoring

Mercedes-AMG presents the SL 43: An icon reborn

In the 70 years of its development history, the SL experienced the transformation from a thoroughbred racing car to an open-top luxury sports car - and has long enjoyed legendary status, not least for this reason. The new Mercedes-AMG SL now marks another milestone in the model's history. It combines the distinct sportiness of the original SL with the unique luxury and technological excellence of…
A limited edition Hilux with X-Factor appeal
Jul 21, 2023 Motoring

A limited edition Hilux with X-Factor appeal

South Africa’s bestselling vehicle, the Toyota Hilux, gets a new limited edition for the 2023 model year. Taking everything people love about the indomitable Hilux and dialling it up to the max, the new Hilux Raider X Limited Edition is now in Toyota showrooms around the country. Using the Raider 2.4 GD-6 4x4 as the donor, the two new Limited Edition models replace the aforementioned Raider 2.4…
Pricing Announced for New Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, Elevates Capability with More Tech and Tools for Off-Road Adventures
Jul 19, 2023 Motoring

Pricing Announced for New Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, Elevates Capability with More Tech and Tools for Off-Road Adventures

Engineered to go further off-road without compromise, Ford’s new Ranger Wildtrak X is built to help owners tackle daily adventures and weekend escapes with a host of new trail-ready technologies and equipment. Packed with capability and designed to help customers press on where others would be forced to turn back, the Wildtrak X is the latest member of the Ranger family. Positioned as a more…
Fisker announces Fisker Extreme Vigyan Limited Edition for India market
Jul 18, 2023 Motoring

Fisker announces Fisker Extreme Vigyan Limited Edition for India market

Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”), driven by a mission to create the world’s most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, will produce 100 Fisker Extreme Vigyan Edition all-electric SUVs for the India market. “India offers exciting opportunities for us,” Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. “Following the successful start of deliveries in Europe and the US, we’re thrilled that we can bring…
Kia celebrates silver jubilee in South Africa by giving customers 50,000 reasons to get in
Jul 17, 2023 Motoring

Kia celebrates silver jubilee in South Africa by giving customers 50,000 reasons to get in

Kia South Africa celebrates its silver jubilee in South Africa this year. From selling a mere seven cars in 1998, Kia has grown to become one of South Africa’s most popular car brands, consistently ranking in the top 10 amongst passenger car sales. It’s a year of celebration for Kia, and to celebrate, the brand is taking a different approach to the festivities by creating unique opportunities for…
Grander Opel Grandland
Jul 13, 2023 Motoring

Grander Opel Grandland

Elegantly sporty with intuitive controls and innovative technologies – this is the new Opel Grandland. With the fully digital Pure Panel, the new model offers the driver a completely different cockpit experience. The Opel SUV flagship also features additional technologies and assistance systems that, until now, could only be found in higher-end models. The upgraded range continues to offer three…
Toyota Announces a Host of Aesthetic, Safety and Convenience Upgrades for Rumion
Jul 11, 2023 Motoring

Toyota Announces a Host of Aesthetic, Safety and Convenience Upgrades for Rumion

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to announce a number of minor changes to its popular people carrier, Rumion. Key enhancements are in the areas of passenger safety, convenience features as well as exterior styling. Immediate upgrades are in the S and SX models while changes in the range-topping TX will only be introduced in August 2023. From a design point of view, the refreshed Rumion…
Potent power meets expressive design – the Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance
Jul 10, 2023 Motoring

Potent power meets expressive design – the Audi RS 6 Avant performance and RS 7 Sportback performance

More powerful and faster than any RS 6 and RS 7 to date: the new Audi RS 6 Avant performance and the RS 7 Sportback performance are bursting with equipment that sharpen the models’ appearance and make for a more emotive driving experience. The potent 4.0-litre V8 biturbo TFSI engine now has an engine power of 463 kW and a maximum torque of 850 Nm. Customer deliveries of these two new models will…
The all-new Mazda CX-60: a perfect balance of technology and simplicity
Jul 10, 2023 Motoring

The all-new Mazda CX-60: a perfect balance of technology and simplicity

The much-anticipated CX-60 is the apex of Mazda’s many years of experience and offers the perfect balance between beauty, performance, and functionality. In 2020 Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary and with the new CX-60 it’s easy to see why the brand appeals to so many customers around the world. The all-new Mazda CX-60 represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA…
New Lexus LX: the ultimate luxury SUV
Jul 07, 2023 Motoring

New Lexus LX: the ultimate luxury SUV

The LX has long been a luxury SUV icon distinguished by an indomitable duality. On the one hand, its comfortable ride quality and long list of luxury amenities have defined it as the ultimate long-range cruiser, while on the other hand its tried-and-tested off-road specifications and equipment have taken it far beyond the pavement in more than 50 countries around the globe. For its fourth…
Opel Experimental: German Brand Reveals Name of Next Visionary Concept Car
Jul 07, 2023 Motoring

Opel Experimental: German Brand Reveals Name of Next Visionary Concept Car

Opel has teased its newest concept car by revealing the name as the Opel Experimental. The German brand will release further details in the coming weeks before presenting the Opel Experimental to an international audience at the IAA Mobility in Munich (September 5 to 10, 2023). Opel CEO Florian Huettl said: “As the name indicates, the Opel Experimental will give a clear vision for the brand and…
Lexus NX - the luxury of choice
Jul 07, 2023 Motoring

Lexus NX - the luxury of choice

The all-new NX opens a whole new chapter for Lexus, heralding new directions in design, powertrains and dynamic handling that deliver a more rewarding and connected driving experience. Next-generation multimedia and connectivity coupled with the application of advanced technologies for higher levels of safety, comfort and convenience further confirm the VIP status of this new mid-size luxury SUV…
New Fiat 600e: FIAT’s electric comeback to the B-segment
Jul 05, 2023 Motoring

New Fiat 600e: FIAT’s electric comeback to the B-segment

FIAT continues to lead the way for sustainable urban mobility and presents the New Fiat 600e, a great addition to the Brand’s range that marks its return to the B-segment. And it does so by taking everything you love about the B-segment and upgrading it in every aspect: increased space, increased range, increased Dolce Vita feel. Simply put, the New Fiat 600e takes the best of the B and B-SUV…
New Kia Picanto brings progressive design for drivers to enjoy their freedom
Jul 05, 2023 Motoring

New Kia Picanto brings progressive design for drivers to enjoy their freedom

Fits in. Stands out. Picanto, Kia’s modern compact hatchback, has been enhanced with a new design and advanced technologies. This enables Kia customers to experience a modern, purposeful ride in style and to enjoy the freedom that movement brings. The new Picanto comes with the choice between a baseline and a GT Line version, the latter embodying Kia’s brand aspirations and combining a stylish…
New Fiat Topolino: electrifying urban mobility with a unique taste of Dolce Vita
Jul 05, 2023 Motoring

New Fiat Topolino: electrifying urban mobility with a unique taste of Dolce Vita

FIAT continues its mission to develop sustainable mobility for the cities and turn them into relaxing playgrounds where driving becomes an easy and sustainable experience accessible to all. Such an objective becomes a reality thanks to the new Fiat Topolino, a joyful and cool new electric car for everyone, for families and even the youngest, since the minimum age to drive it – depending on the…
23YM Honda CB750 Hornet
Jun 29, 2023 Motoring

23YM Honda CB750 Hornet

Honda’s brand­new Hornet reveals its sting. Carrying zero excess mass, class­leading power­to­weight ratio is delivered by a 67.5kW and 75Nm engine driving a 190kg package. The all­new, eight­valve parallel twin­cylinder unit delivers both top end buzz and heaps of mid­range usability, combining with a new ultra­lightweight frame for supremely agile side­to­side performance and instant, riotous…
The Classic Car Show to warm the hearts of car enthusiasts at Nasrec on Sunday July 9
Jun 29, 2023 Motoring

The Classic Car Show to warm the hearts of car enthusiasts at Nasrec on Sunday July 9

The Classic Car Show 2023 marks the 12th year that this premier Gauteng event for collectable machinery is being held, at the Nasrec Expo Centre, south-west of Johannesburg. This year’s winter show takes place on Sunday, July 9, with the gates open to the public from 8 am. The show runs through to 4 pm, and also incorporates the hugely-popular German vs Jap car show, which has become a major…
Opel Unveils New Iconic ‘Blitz’ Emblem
Jun 28, 2023 Motoring

Opel Unveils New Iconic ‘Blitz’ Emblem

Opel has revealed a new interpretation of its iconic emblem, the ‘Blitz’, which will feature on production vehicles as early as 2024. It will continue to form a central element of the Opel Compass, one of the main features of the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker’s exciting and critically acclaimed design philosophy, while simultaneously continuing to sit proudly at the centre of the Opel Vizor brand…
Intensive performance test for Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N at Nürburgring before July launch
Jun 26, 2023 Motoring

Intensive performance test for Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N at Nürburgring before July launch

Hyundai is testing the performance capabilities of its IONIQ 5 N — the N brand’s first high-performance, all-electric model — at the challenging Nürburgring racing circuit in Germany in preparation for its world premiere in July. For the IONIQ 5 N, the Hyundai Motor Company has fused its Electrified-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) with N’s motorsport-bred technologies and expertise to maximize…
Class for everyday: the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is now available in South Africa
Jun 23, 2023 Motoring

Class for everyday: the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is now available in South Africa

With perfectly balanced overall proportions, a loving and high-quality attention to detail in its design, the latest generation of MBUX and a model range that is rigorously geared to customer wishes, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class brings something special to the compact segment and offers customers class for every day. The A-Class remains available both as a Hatchback and as a Sedan. Sporty,…
Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Evolving is art
Jun 22, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Evolving is art

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio caused a sensation in the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) world when it was introduced. It was the dynamic brand’s first modern foray into the SUV market and it had to bring two Alfa Romeo hallmarks to this vehicle category: styling flare and driving dynamics – characteristics not easily associated with utility vehicles, sporty or not. But Alfa Romeo achieved it. And these…
Jeep® Avenger wins the Small BEV Autovista Group Residual Value Award 2023
Jun 21, 2023 Motoring

Jeep® Avenger wins the Small BEV Autovista Group Residual Value Award 2023

The all-new, all-electric Jeep® Avenger has been chosen as the winner of the Autovista Group Residual Value Award for Small BEVs. “We are very excited about the Small BEV category, as over the last decade there has been an increasing number of heavy, large, and expensive all-electric models,’ said Dr Christof Engelskirchen, chief economist at Autovista Group. This comes at a time when mass-market…
Range Rover Evoque – New design and sophisticated technologies amplify true modern luxury
Jun 21, 2023 Motoring

Range Rover Evoque – New design and sophisticated technologies amplify true modern luxury

The new Range Rover Evoque has a charismatic, sophisticated character, with its reductive design now enhanced with the latest technologies and luxurious material choices for modern luxury clients. Range Rover Evoque’s reductive exterior presence is enhanced by a new grille and super-slim Pixel LED headlights1 with signature DRL, which deliver a technical, jewel-like appearance. New exterior…
Mitsubishi Motors to Reveal the All-New Triton in Thailand on July 26
Jun 21, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi Motors to Reveal the All-New Triton in Thailand on July 26

Mitsubishi Motors will hold the world premiere of the fully redesigned Triton1 one-ton bakkie in Thailand on July 26. The Triton is Mitsubishi Motors' global strategic model that has been well-received in the ASEAN region, Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and other markets for its durability, robustness and drivability, as well as comfort and ride quality required for private use.…
British classics set to shine at Cars in the Park 2023 on August 6 at Zwartkops
Jun 21, 2023 Motoring

British classics set to shine at Cars in the Park 2023 on August 6 at Zwartkops

Cars in the Park 2023 will be show-casing some very special British classics in the 41st rendition of the event, which takes place at the Zwartkops Raceway on Sunday August 6. Some 2 500 classic cars and up to 10 000 spectators are expected at the event, and a standout entrant will be a special recreation of a Le Mans-winning 1953 Jaguar C-Type. Built by arch Jaguar enthusiast Kobus van Wyk, the…
The all-new Renault Rafale: Conquering New Horizons
Jun 19, 2023 Motoring

The all-new Renault Rafale: Conquering New Horizons

Now that the campaign to reconquer the C-segment – one of the main goals in the Renaulution strategic plan – is well under way with the Megane E-Tech electric, Arkana and Austral success stories, it’s time for Renault to make its next move on the D-segment. The first one was a reboot of the family-friendly All-new Espace; the second is a completely new and daring model: The All-new Rafale. Now that…
Discovery Sport with redesigned modern luxury interior, increased versatility and state-of-the-art technology
Jun 14, 2023 Motoring

Discovery Sport with redesigned modern luxury interior, increased versatility and state-of-the-art technology

Discovery Sport is versatile by design and ready for family adventures, with up to seven seats. A dramatically refined new interior exudes modern luxury, within which clients can benefit from the latest Pivi Pro2 infotainment system on an elegant single curved glass touchscreen, as well as all the practical stowage, seat configurations and wellness technologies that make it a favourite among…
Lotus Emira GT4 with Enhanced Performance Ready for Customers
Jun 14, 2023 Motoring

Lotus Emira GT4 with Enhanced Performance Ready for Customers

The Lotus Emira GT4 is in production and now ready for delivery to its first customers, with a significantly enhanced spec and performance. First examples of the eagerly anticipated new Lotus race car will be shipped to owners over the summer, with orders from the UK, Europe, China, Australia and the USA. The Emira GT4 has been homologated for competition in global GT4 classes and, thanks to a…
Affordability drives Light Vehicle sales rankings
Jun 13, 2023 Motoring

Affordability drives Light Vehicle sales rankings

Affordability appears to be driving new Light Vehicle (LV) sales, and the absence of a premium brand in South Africa’s Top 10 sellers underlines this reality. “Premium brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz have both exited the Top 10 in recent years – BMW in 2019 and Mercedes-Benz in 2021 – while high-volume marques Suzuki is now in third position – just four years after entering the Top 10,” says Jaco…
New 2.4L Turbo Subaru Outback added to local line-up
Jun 12, 2023 Motoring

New 2.4L Turbo Subaru Outback added to local line-up

Subaru Southern Africa has announced the introduction of the new Subaru Outback XT derivative into the local line-up with a choice of 3 Outback models now available in South Africa. The Subaru XT becomes the flagship in the range as the most powerful iteration of the legendary Outback. The XT is powered by a new 2.4-litre, turbocharged BOXER® engine that delivers 183 kW and 350 Nm of torque. This…
Alfa Romeo asks the Alfisti fandom: What should it be called?
Jun 08, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo asks the Alfisti fandom: What should it be called?

What will the name of the next Alfa Romeo Sport Urban Vehicle be? Have your say on the brand’s official social channels Strengthened by the visceral bond with its community of fans, Alfa Romeo has once again used its official social media channels to call the Alfisti fandom to action, asking them what the Biscione brand’s next car should be called. There’s nothing more to hide when it comes to…
How a Scorpion comes to life: The Making of the Abarth 500e
Jun 07, 2023 Motoring

How a Scorpion comes to life: The Making of the Abarth 500e

The elegant aggressiveness of the Scorpion and its bold yet soft shapes come to life in the design of the Abarth 500e, which was also inspired by the appearance of the stinging animal to highlight its power, lightness, and aerodynamic strength. While studying the Abarth 500e design, the Centro Stile’s car designers have tried to weave the animal essence into the interiors and exteriors of the…
Jaguar Classic unveils tribute to first E-type race wins with the E-type ZP Collection
Jun 07, 2023 Motoring

Jaguar Classic unveils tribute to first E-type race wins with the E-type ZP Collection

Jaguar Classic is celebrating the race winning pedigree of the iconic E-type by producing seven exclusive pairs of E-type ZP Collection vehicles. These new luxury collectibles honour the first E-types in competition, which were produced under the project name “ZP”. Only months after the E-type’s introduction in 1961, these lightly modified racing E-types designed by Jaguar celebrated their first…
Audi driving experience returns to South Africa with exciting pop-up events
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Audi driving experience returns to South Africa with exciting pop-up events

The Audi driving experience is returning to South Africa with a series of pop-up events. These events will run between July and November covering Gauteng, the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal at some of the most exciting racing tracks in South Africa: the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit (Gauteng), Plaaspad Racetrack (Western Cape), and Dezzi South Coast Raceway (Kwa-Zulu Natal). “We are thrilled to…
All-new Mitsubishi Outlander hits the road in South Africa
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

All-new Mitsubishi Outlander hits the road in South Africa

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander is ready to wow South Africans as it goes on sale with its combination of modern interior and exterior design, the best in all-wheel drive technologies and convenient seating for seven occupants as it takes up the position of flagship of the Mitsubishi range. Reimagined and reinvented in every way and the best equipped, the Outlander is without a doubt the most…
The 2023 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

The 2023 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced

The highly anticipated Old Mutual Insure South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition culminated in an electrifying event held in Johannesburg, where, after months of meticulous evaluation, the overall champion and category winners were revealed as the shining stars among the impressive field of 21 finalists. For the first time in the 37-year history of the COTY competition, a leisure double…
Kia’s flagship SUVs shine in 2023 South African Car of the Year competition
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Kia’s flagship SUVs shine in 2023 South African Car of the Year competition

Kia South Africa’s flagship SUVs raised the premium value flag last night by winning in their respective categories of the 2023 South African Car of the Year awards, which were presented at a gala event held in Johannesburg on the evening of June 1st, 2023. Presented by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) and sponsored by Old Mutual Insure, the latest, fifth-generation Kia…
Ford Ranger the First Bakkie to Win South Africa Car of the Year Competition
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Ford Ranger the First Bakkie to Win South Africa Car of the Year Competition

In a ground-breaking achievement, the Ranger has become the first bakkie (pick-up) to secure an overall win in the prestigious South African Car of the Year competition. Ford further asserted itself in the awards by taking second place overall with the Everest. The Ford Ranger's triumph marks a historic moment as no other bakkie has ever managed to beat all finalists to the top spot since the…
Space, smart storage, intuitive tech: the all-electric Volvo EX30 small SUV embodies the best of Scandinavian design
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Space, smart storage, intuitive tech: the all-electric Volvo EX30 small SUV embodies the best of Scandinavian design

The new, fully electric Volvo EX30 is not just designed for safety and increased sustainability, it also aims to make your life more convenient, more relaxing and more enjoyable through cutting-edge tech and considerate Scandinavian design. Our new small SUV has a stylish interior that embraces sustainable thinking, while carefully crafted compilations of materials enhance the distinct graphic…
BEIJING X55 first-time Chinese winner in the SA Car of the Year competition
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

BEIJING X55 first-time Chinese winner in the SA Car of the Year competition

BAIC South Africa proudly announces the historic victory of the new BEIJING X55 in the Compact Family category of the 2023 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. For the first time in the 37-year history of this esteemed event, a Chinese product has received such recognition. Introduced in November 2022, the BEIJING X55 has already made a remarkable impact on the market. During the…
Toyota Hilux is SA’s bestselling vehicle in may
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Toyota Hilux is SA’s bestselling vehicle in may

Against a backdrop of yet another interest rate hike and a Rand that’s in free fall, Toyota has once again shown its resilience by posting a leading 26,4% market share, selling more than one out of every five new vehicles. This translates to 11,395 new Toyotas (including affiliate brands) retailed in May, helping to push the total local market to 43,060 units. The figures confirm that with 2,798…
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is the people’s choice
Jun 05, 2023 Motoring

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is the people’s choice

The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX was chosen last night as the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice at the Car of the Year gala evening in Johannesburg, which was hosted by the SA Guild of Mobility Journalists and their sponsor Old Mutual Insurance. The Award means that the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX received the most votes from the public as their Car of the Year choice for 2023. “We are overjoyed by our award,” says…
Cortinas to make a big splash at The Classic Car Show on July 9 at Nasrec
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

Cortinas to make a big splash at The Classic Car Show on July 9 at Nasrec

Ford Cortinas are expected to turn up in their dozens at the Winter 2023 edition of The Classic Car Show at Nasrec Expo Centre on July 9. The favourite family-Ford from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and in the past couple of years the collectability of well-preserved Cortinas has increased exponentially. The Cortina was the car that changed Ford’s whole…
First UK customer takes delivery of the Rimac Nevera
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

First UK customer takes delivery of the Rimac Nevera

With production of the Rimac Nevera underway in Zagreb, Croatia, customers around the world are receiving their cars. Among them is the first UK customer, who took delivery of their Nevera in February this year from the UK’s exclusive Rimac dealer partner, H.R. Owen. The car, finished in a bespoke shade named Nemesis Green, was customized by its new owner following a close consultation with both…
The Jeep® Brand Provides a Glimpse of its Advanced AI & Autonomous Off-Road Driving Technology
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

The Jeep® Brand Provides a Glimpse of its Advanced AI & Autonomous Off-Road Driving Technology

Coinciding with National Autonomous Vehicle Day in the USA, the Jeep® brand today provides a glimpse of its future generation of advanced off-road driving technology. A team led by Neda Cvijetic, Head of AI & Autonomous Driving at Stellantis, tested in Moab, Utah, the latest prototypes of automated off-road driving technology being exclusively developed for the Jeep brand. Installed in two…
Subaru Southern Africa introduces the all-new Crosstrek
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

Subaru Southern Africa introduces the all-new Crosstrek

Subaru Southern Africa introduces a new chapter in the Compact Crossover space here in South Africa. The all-new Subaru Crosstrek is now available in South Africa offering next-generation vehicle safety, refinement, comfort, and capability. The all-new Crosstrek replaces the previous generation Subaru XV presented as the compact SUV within the Subaru SUV range next to the Forester and Outback.…
HAVAL H6 HEV - a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Car of the Year Awards
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

HAVAL H6 HEV - a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Car of the Year Awards

HAVAL Motors in South Africa (HMSA) is delighted with selection by the jurors of the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) of the HAVAL H6 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) as a finalist in the coveted 2023 Car of the Year (COTY) competition. “Being part of the GWM group – one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world - HAVAL is the Chinese brand that has been committed to…
Hyundai Tucson steps up with sporty N Line treatment
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

Hyundai Tucson steps up with sporty N Line treatment

A new flagship Hyundai Tucson with even more attitude – fitted with All-Wheel Drive and sporty and distinctive N Line exterior design features and differentiating interior details – has been launched in South Africa. Hyundai’s Tucson N Line is not merely a derivative with a new look – it combines the ultimate dynamic design, comfort and advanced features of the Tucson with the motorsport-inspired…
The New Fiat Topolino: the cutest way to electrify cities!
Jun 01, 2023 Motoring

The New Fiat Topolino: the cutest way to electrify cities!

FIAT has unveiled the name and first image of its new sustainable urban mobility solution: the Topolino. The all-electric Fiat Topolino quadricycle is ready to contribute to expanding urban electric mobility and bring all the optimism of its namesake to an accessible, all-electric version that encapsulates all the coolness of the Fiat 500. This renowned and evocative name is what paved the way…
New Range Rover Sport SV: Modern Luxury Performance Flagship
May 31, 2023 Motoring

New Range Rover Sport SV: Modern Luxury Performance Flagship

The new Range Rover Sport SV is the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport ever, blending supreme performance and dynamism with peerless Range Rover capability, refinement and reductive design. Its array of performance-enhancing technologies includes the most advanced suspension system in its class6 and a sensory audio system with wellness benefits. The modern luxury performance champion…
Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa Introduces their Most Exclusive Van Yet, the V-Class Special EDITION
May 30, 2023 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa Introduces their Most Exclusive Van Yet, the V-Class Special EDITION

This June, welcome a new era of luxury with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, V300d Special EDITION. Available exclusively to the South African market and limited in supply, making it the most exclusive release ever by Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa. Speaking of the release, Marinus Venter, the Head of Product & Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Vans SA says, “Our V-Class customers demand a presence on the…
Next-Generation Ford Everest Range to Expand with Exciting New Wildtrak, XLT and 4x2 Models
May 30, 2023 Motoring

Next-Generation Ford Everest Range to Expand with Exciting New Wildtrak, XLT and 4x2 Models

The Next-Generation Ford Everest raised the bar for luxury, sophistication and capability in the mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment when it was launched in South Africa late last year. Now Ford South Africa is upping the ante once again by expanding the range from two to six derivatives. Of particular interest is the introduction of Ford’s legendary Wildtrak specification on the Everest…
The all-new Citroën C3: a bold new crossover for South Africa
May 25, 2023 Motoring

The all-new Citroën C3: a bold new crossover for South Africa

Citroën’s design has been inspired by the very people who will drive the all-new C3. Its unique character makes for the ideal South African proposition, reveling in the practical requirements of customers in typically chic Citroën style. Leslie Ramsomaar, CEO & Managing Director, Stellantis South Africa, said: “The South African launch of the all-new Citroën C3 is one of the most important for us…
Clever Aerodynamics Borrowed from Mustang Sportscar Helps Ford Ranger Raptor Slice Through the Air
May 25, 2023 Motoring

Clever Aerodynamics Borrowed from Mustang Sportscar Helps Ford Ranger Raptor Slice Through the Air

From its bold F-O-R-D grille to its strong shoulder line, Ford Ranger Raptor is every inch Built Ford Tough while also incorporating an aerodynamic design that helps reduce drag and improve performance and efficiency. “Big ticket items like the fresh-face attention grabbing design and our new 3.0L twin-turbo V6 are very obvious enhancements in performance on Ranger Raptor, but it’s the time we…
The all-electric Volvo EX30 small SUV is designed to have the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date
May 25, 2023 Motoring

The all-electric Volvo EX30 small SUV is designed to have the lowest carbon footprint of any Volvo car to date

The new Volvo EX30 is a distillation of all the great things about Volvo Cars: a small, fully electric SUV for the modern era, designed to be safe and have a smaller CO2 footprint than any Volvo car ever before. By tackling emissions across the entire production and lifecycle of the Volvo EX30, we managed to reduce its total carbon footprint over 200,000 kms of driving to below 30 tonnes*. This…
The new BMW 5 Series Sedan
May 25, 2023 Motoring

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan

Kindly note the BMW i5 eDrive40 and the BMW 530e Plug-In Hybrid portrayed in the images will not be offered in South Africa. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan - Infographic (05/2023). The new BMW 5 Series Sedan - Infographic (05/2023). The new BMW 5 Series Sedan - Infographic (05/2023). The new BMW i5 M60 xDrive - Infographic (05/2023) More dynamic than ever, featuring a wealth of digital innovations…
Toyota SA’s “Vitz for Victory” small car campaign celebrates Gen-Z rites of passages
May 25, 2023 Motoring

Toyota SA’s “Vitz for Victory” small car campaign celebrates Gen-Z rites of passages

The all-new Toyota Vitz is a big story for a small car and it’s one that FCB Joburg had the pleasure of telling one last time in its role as advertising agency for Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM). “There are very rational reasons for buying the new Toyota Vitz. It features great design, class-leading fuel economy, the biggest boot in its segment, outperforms its rivals in terms of spec and…
Festival of Motoring is back for the 6th Edition in 2023, powered by WesBank
May 24, 2023 Motoring

Festival of Motoring is back for the 6th Edition in 2023, powered by WesBank

Get ready for the ultimate automotive extravaganza! The Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank, is back for its highly anticipated sixth edition from August 25th to 27th, 2023, at the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Join us for an exhilarating experience as we bring together passionate car enthusiasts and renowned manufacturers on one platform. WesBank, our esteemed naming rights partner,…
Jeep® fans Go Topless
May 22, 2023 Motoring

Jeep® fans Go Topless

Annual Jeep® craze returns to South Africa this weekend for Jeep Go Topless Day (#JeepGoToplessDay). The global Jeep brand institution continues to rise from one success to another and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Every year, thousands of Jeep owners from around the globe participate in Jeep Go Topless Day to socialise, participate in a range of entertaining…
The BMW Concept Touring Coupé: A timeless symbol of freedom on four wheels
May 22, 2023 Motoring

The BMW Concept Touring Coupé: A timeless symbol of freedom on four wheels

The BMW Group is presenting the world premiere of its BMW Concept Touring Coupé at the opening of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023. The closed two-seater, which was developed for one-off production, continues the tradition of legendary BMW classics: a timeless symbol of freedom on four wheels and the joy of travelling together. BMW Design has reimagined the traditional body shape of an…
The Classic Car Show happens once again at Nasrec on Sunday, July 9, 2023
May 22, 2023 Motoring

The Classic Car Show happens once again at Nasrec on Sunday, July 9, 2023

The Classic Car Show 2023 is set to warm the hearts of classic car owners and spectators alike at the Nasrec Expo Centre on July 9. The event marks the 11th anniversary of The Classic Car Show, and this year’s show promises to be one of the most spectacular yet. The previous Classic Car Show at Nasrec in 2022 saw records tumble for both the number of cars on display and the number of spectators…
The all-new P-Series LTD
May 19, 2023 Motoring

The all-new P-Series LTD

GWM has expanded their P-Series Pickup range with the unveiling of the limited edition 4x4 flagship model that will provide the perfect Pickup solution. The P-Series LTD will not only cater for the daily commuters and families but also leisure buyers and fun-seekers, offering remarkable value-for-money mobility wrapped up in a comfortable and extremely capable package. “The LTD is a natural…
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rewarded with Shogun treatment
May 19, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rewarded with Shogun treatment

In 2022 the Pajero Sport was one of Mitsubishi’s best-selling models and at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day a special edition Pajero Sport Shogun will be unveiled in celebration of that success. With seven seats the Pajero Sport is unique in the way that it combines real off-road ability with luxury on road comfort and the Pajero Sport Shogun takes that promise to the next level. “The special…
Mitsubishi Triton prototype breaks cover
May 19, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi Triton prototype breaks cover

At this year’s Nampo Harvest Day Mitsubishi Motors will be unveiling the ultimate iteration of their popular Triton double cab. The Mitsubishi Triton Halo AT35 is based on the flagship Triton double cab 4x4 and was developed in conjunction with Arctic Trucks, the Icelandic company with a reputation for building bakkies that can conquer the harsh Icelandic conditions, which makes them perfect for…
The fully electric Volvo EX30 small SUV takes city safety to a new level
May 17, 2023 Motoring

The fully electric Volvo EX30 small SUV takes city safety to a new level

It’s our smallest ever SUV, but the forthcoming, all-electric Volvo EX30 is big on safety, thanks to our 96 years of leadership and innovation in this area. We’re a leader in safety, always have been and always will be, and we will not lower our own bar for safety in the EX30 – it looks after both you and others in hectic urban environments. For example, on busy city roads a car door opening…
Range Rover offers new SV Bespoke service for greater personalised luxury and refinement
May 17, 2023 Motoring

Range Rover offers new SV Bespoke service for greater personalised luxury and refinement

Range Rover is setting a new modern luxury benchmark with the introduction of an SV Bespoke commissioning service, offering clients enhanced levels of personalisation and refinement. The service is available on Autobiography and SV models, while a suite of enhancements across the line-up maintains Range Rover’s status as the world’s most desirable luxury SUV. Range Rover is the original luxury…
Vitz for Victory
May 17, 2023 Motoring

Vitz for Victory

The all-new Toyota Vitz is the latest entrant in the small-car segment for the Japanese automaker and it will reinforce the company’s status as the leading purveyor of motor vehicles in South Africa, underpinned once again by the fact that the ability to provide the right product at the right time is key. The reality is that post-COVID, the average South African consumer is even more…
Citroën Mehari: 55 years and still inspiring
May 17, 2023 Motoring

Citroën Mehari: 55 years and still inspiring

It was on 16 May 1968, 55 years ago, at the heart of the French student protest movement, that Citroën revealed its new vehicle at the Deauville golf course: the Mehari. An atypical pick-up offering from 28 to 32 hp, with an ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic body, designed by Roland de La Poype. Built on a Dyane 6 platform, it was presented with the name of Dyane 6 Mehari on his…
Next Gen Mitsubishi Outlander to be revealed at Nampo 2023
May 17, 2023 Motoring

Next Gen Mitsubishi Outlander to be revealed at Nampo 2023

The highly anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander will finally make its local debut at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day, the largest agricultural show in the Southern hemisphere, held annually in Bothaville. At Nampo Harvest Day Mitsubishi will showcase four new models to the public for the first time and headlining this product rollout is the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander. “We are very excited that we are…
Tough, capable and exclusive – the new ISUZU D-MAX Arctic AT35
May 17, 2023 Motoring

Tough, capable and exclusive – the new ISUZU D-MAX Arctic AT35

Big and bold with exceptional off-road capabilities – this is the new D-MAX Arctic AT35, the second iteration of ISUZU’s specially developed ultimate double cab bakkie. Designed in collaboration with Arctic Trucks, which is renowned for producing some of the most capable overlanding vehicles on the planet, the D-MAX Arctic AT35 is proudly locally assembled at the ISUZU Motors South Africa plant…
GR Corolla Ready to Rocket Out of SA Dealerships
May 17, 2023 Motoring

GR Corolla Ready to Rocket Out of SA Dealerships

Toyota South Africa is proud to announce that orders for its latest sports car, the GR Corolla, are now open in South Africa. The GR Corolla has been eagerly awaited by sports car enthusiasts and Toyota customers alike, and there is now an opportunity for them to finally get their hands on it. Having made its local debut at the Simola Hillclimb in Knysna less than a fortnight ago, the latest…
OMODA widens appeal of C5
May 16, 2023 Motoring

OMODA widens appeal of C5

OMODA South Africa has expanded the OMODA C5 range from three to five models including the introduction of Luxury and Luxury S grades. Prior to the introduction of these new models, the OMODA C5 range consists of the Tech, Elegance and Elegance S models. The new Luxury and Luxury S grades will slot in between the Tech and Elegance ranges. In terms of specifications and styling the new Luxury…
Chery sets new global sales record
May 15, 2023 Motoring

Chery sets new global sales record

Chery sold a record 126 713 vehicles in April. This number includes both domestic and international sales. It is an impressive 128% higher than the same month last year and it pushes Chery’s global sales to 457 048 vehicles in the first quarter of 2023. Looking closely at the April sales, it is clear that the Tiggo Pro range is driving much of Chery’s global success. In April, the Tiggo 7 Pro…
Toyota GR Supra now Available in Manual Transmission
May 14, 2023 Motoring

Toyota GR Supra now Available in Manual Transmission

Toyota has listened to sports car fans and customers who love the control and rewards offered by precisely timed manual gear shifts. As of 10 May 2023, the Toyota GR Supra is available in manual transmission. Power output has also been upped in the straight-six 3.0-litre engine – increasing from 250kW to 285kW. The benefit is both to the auto and the newly-introduced manual. The introduction of…
Retail of the new Volkswagen Amarok Single Cab to commence in South Africa at the end of May
May 11, 2023 Motoring

Retail of the new Volkswagen Amarok Single Cab to commence in South Africa at the end of May

At the end of May, South Africans will be able to purchase the new Amarok Single Cab from Volkswagen dealers. The retail of the Volkswagen Amarok Double Cab range started in South Africa on 18 March 2023 and in just two months, 710 units have already been sold in the local market. “We are pleased to be extending the new Amarok range to include the Single Cab; the workhorse of the range. The Amarok…
MINI unveils first design highlights of the future model family
May 10, 2023 Motoring

MINI unveils first design highlights of the future model family

MINI provides a first glimpse of the trend-setting design of the upcoming all-electric model family: Charismatic Simplicity is called the reduced design language that focuses on the essentials. Each new MINI model gains its own strong individual character that is expressed in distinctive design features, while exuding individuality with a clear brand affiliation. Sustainable materials are another…
The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet
May 09, 2023 Motoring

The Most Technologically Advanced, 4x4-Capable and Luxurious Grand Cherokee Yet

Fifth-generation line-up now includes five-seater Grand Cherokee Limited, Overland, and Summit Reserve Fifth-generation of most-awarded SUV ever brings an all-new architecture, exterior design and interior with world-class craftsmanship Exceptional performance, comfort, capability and functionality bolster Grand Cherokee’s legacy as the most-awarded and celebrated SUV Unrivalled capability along…
NEW PEUGEOT 2008, The feisty and agile SUV, showing off its updated design and new electric performance with up to 406 km of range
May 05, 2023 Motoring

NEW PEUGEOT 2008, The feisty and agile SUV, showing off its updated design and new electric performance with up to 406 km of range

The PEUGEOT 2008 has been a best-seller in the B-segment SUV market for more than three years and has now taken a new step forward in terms of design, technology and electrification. It has: More Allure with its elegant character and assertive SUV design, More Emotion at the wheel with its incomparable i-Cockpit® 3D enhanced by a central 10-inch high-definition screen and its excellent road feel,…
Leading legacy: The new Kia Sportage CRDi
May 04, 2023 Motoring

Leading legacy: The new Kia Sportage CRDi

Kia South Africa today introduces three new turbodiesel derivatives to its highly acclaimed Sportage line-up to complement the popular 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol range that was launched in September last year. The introduction of the turbodiesel models is set to bolster popularity while simultaneously addressing the needs of diesel fans in the competitive compact and medium SUV segment. “As a…
Land Rover Classic reveals Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition
May 03, 2023 Motoring

Land Rover Classic reveals Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition

Land Rover Classic has revealed its first heritage themed special edition Defender – the Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition. The themed edition celebrates both the remarkable Spencer Wilks, Managing Director of the Rover Car Company and one of the founders of Land Rover, and the Isle of Islay, Scotland, where the Land Rover name was born, as contributors to the unrivalled legacy of Defender.…
Defender line up grows with host of new offerings including the luxurious Defender 130 Outbound
Apr 26, 2023 Motoring

Defender line up grows with host of new offerings including the luxurious Defender 130 Outbound

New Defender 130 Outbound is introduced to the Defender line up along with the 368kW Defender 130 V8 and a new heritage-inspired County Exterior Pack for Defender 110. The new additions to the Defender brand offer more choice for Defender clients, whilst providing customary off-road capability and superior comfort. Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender, said: “Defender 130 Outbound is an…
JAC Motors unveils game-changing T9 at Shanghai Automotive Show
Apr 25, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors unveils game-changing T9 at Shanghai Automotive Show

JAC Motors has taken the double-cab market by storm with the launch of its ground-breaking T9 double-cab range at the prestigious Shanghai Automotive Show. The T9 line-up comprises a range of efficient ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powerplants, as well as BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) and PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) derivatives, all boasting stylish design, cutting-edge technology,…
Legendary Opel Corsa Lite grown up
Apr 24, 2023 Motoring

Legendary Opel Corsa Lite grown up

OPEL has refreshed the popular Corsa range for 2023 with even more appealing features and desirable performance to match its smashing good looks. The future-ready German city car blends everyday driving fun with big car technology. It’s one of the reasons the OPEL Corsa revolutionised the small car segment when it was launched in 1982 and today, now in its sixth generation, it is more in demand…
OMODA and JAECOO make their bow
Apr 20, 2023 Motoring

OMODA and JAECOO make their bow

The Chery Group stunned crowds at the 20th Shanghai Auto Show yesterday when it officially revealed OMODA and JAECOO as independent brands. Each brand, which will have their own identity, models and target markets, was revealed together with unique, new models. In the case of OMODA, the brand showed its pure electric OMODA 5 e-QUA model. Far from being just a concept vehicle, the OMODA 5 e-QUA is…
Flagship spec and tech for the all-new Grand Vitara
Apr 20, 2023 Motoring

Flagship spec and tech for the all-new Grand Vitara

There is a new flagship in town, filled to the brim with new technology, luxury features and an eye-catching design. The all-new Suzuki Grand Vitara is now officially on sale at Suzuki dealers across South Africa. It follows a short few months after Suzuki Auto South Africa gave the public and media their first taste of its new flagship at last year’s Festival of Motoring. The Grand Vitara is…
The original celebrates its anniversary: The one millionth MINI 3-door of the current generation
Apr 19, 2023 Motoring

The original celebrates its anniversary: The one millionth MINI 3-door of the current generation

The MINI 3-door has always thrilled its global fan base with maximum go-kart feeling and its unmistakable silhouette. The one millionth example of the current generation of the original MINI rolls off the production line as the all-electric MINI Cooper SE. Maximum interior space on a minimum footprint – Sir Alec Issigonis wrote automotive history in 1959 with this simple yet ingenious vehicle…
Fiat Uno, the vehicle from the future
Apr 19, 2023 Motoring

Fiat Uno, the vehicle from the future

After having recounted the story of the Fiat Uno’s “rivoluzionosa” ad campaign, Heritage Stellantis’ team now presents a second video (link) which reveals how special this Fiat icon created 40 years ago is in terms of technological innovation applied to design and production. Roberto Giolito, Head of Stellantis Heritage (Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Abarth), takes viewers on this journey with images…
Three new interpretations for the Citroën autonomous mobility vision concepts at the 2023 Shanghai Motorshow
Apr 19, 2023 Motoring

Three new interpretations for the Citroën autonomous mobility vision concepts at the 2023 Shanghai Motorshow

Citroën will present new interpretations of its concept Citroën Autonomous Mobility Vision at the Shanghai Motorshow through different pods that have been developed by meet local needs. Citroën China developed three new pods, providing three different customers experiences. Immersive Air is the only physical pod, Cozy Capsule and Wander Café are digital ones. Displayed with the Citroën skate,…
Chery set to dazzle at the Shanghai Auto Show
Apr 18, 2023 Motoring

Chery set to dazzle at the Shanghai Auto Show

Chery is gearing up to dazzle visitors, both in-person and online, at the much-belated Shanghai Auto Show. Scheduled for 18 to 27 April in Shanghai, the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition is considered one of the most important auto shows in the world. The show returns to the international calendar after missing 2022 owing to global travel restrictions. “For Chery, the largest…
Ford Mustang Continues As World’s Best-Selling Sports Car Over The Last 10 Years Combined
Apr 17, 2023 Motoring

Ford Mustang Continues As World’s Best-Selling Sports Car Over The Last 10 Years Combined

Ford’s continuous investment in Mustang has fueled its momentum, making it the best-selling sports car in the world over the last 10 years combined* No other sports car has outsold the Mustang over the last 10 years combined and nearly 60 years after its debut, the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang is the most exhilarating and fun-to-drive yet, thanks to a completely reimagined driving…
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury lifestyle SUV: South African line-up announcement
Apr 17, 2023 Motoring

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury lifestyle SUV: South African line-up announcement

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is even more dynamic, powerful and sustainable. Locally available with an innovative mild-hybrid system with 48-volt technology and an integrated starter-generator, the brand-new model sets heightened standards for driving enjoyment, efficiency, advanced design and a luxurious, practical cabin. “With the new GLC, which spearheads the next generation of our luxury…
INEOS Automotive announces plan to launch all new electric 4x4 in 2026
Apr 17, 2023 Motoring

INEOS Automotive announces plan to launch all new electric 4x4 in 2026

Following the confirmation in May 2022 of a zero-emission model line, INEOS Automotive has today announced it is developing its brand new electric 4X4 vehicle in conjunction with industry-leading automotive supplier, Magna. INEOS Automotive’s new 4X4 will represent a unique proposition for customers. Smaller than the Grenadier, this all-new battery electric model will be zero emission and will…
The New Giulia and Stelvio “Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversario” A legend since 1923
Apr 17, 2023 Motoring

The New Giulia and Stelvio “Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversario” A legend since 1923

Alfa Romeo’s pays tribute to the legend of the Quadrifoglio with 100 exclusive units and commemorates them in the place where the vehicle’s story began: Sicily, at the sites of the Targa Florio. On April 15, 2023, 100 years will have passed since an indelible symbol of Alfa Romeo, the Quadrifoglio, made its debut on the racing version of the RL during the XIV edition of the Targa Florio. On this…
All-new 2023 Nissan X-Trail, blazing the adventure trail for you and your family today and beyond
Apr 14, 2023 Motoring

All-new 2023 Nissan X-Trail, blazing the adventure trail for you and your family today and beyond

Bold, spacious and audacious – the all-new 2023 Nissan X-Trail is set to take you and your family on your next adventure. The only question left is, are you ready for the ride? Today, Nissan South Africa (SA) is launching the much-anticipated Nissan X-Trail, designed and primed to bring comfort, edge, and style. Sculpted with a muscular and modern design, it’s also equipped with a full suite of…
Volkswagen Golf 8 R to go on sale in South Africa at the end of April
Apr 12, 2023 Motoring

Volkswagen Golf 8 R to go on sale in South Africa at the end of April

The most powerful production series Golf (now with a drift mode) develops 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque On 25 April 2023, Volkswagen will start the sale of its most powerful hatch, the Golf 8 R, in the local market. “Production constraints and parts shortages severely derailed our launch plans, but we are excited to finally extend the performance range in South Africa with the introduction…
Ignition TV expands to DSTV’s Access bouquet
Apr 04, 2023 Motoring

Ignition TV expands to DSTV’s Access bouquet

IGNITION TV, South Africa’s No 1 destination for car fanatics and petrolheads is about to shift a gear. From April, it will be included in DStv’s fast-growing Access platform, bringing its unique blend of adrenalin-fuelled entertainment and sound motoring advice to a brand-new audience. The channel, on DStv 189, delivers some of the best motoring content from around the globe, as well as a…
Range-topping Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT gets a fresh new look
Apr 03, 2023 Motoring

Range-topping Volkswagen Polo Vivo GT gets a fresh new look

The second-generation Volkswagen Polo Vivo has sold close to 120 000 units since its launch in the local market in 2018 The Polo Vivo GT will now be getting a new look which includes a new exterior colour and interior features Close to 120 000 (119 679) second-generation Volkswagen Polo Vivo units have been sold since its launch in the local market in 2018. Since the Polo Vivo was first…
Stylish Enhancements for Reimagined Fortuner
Mar 31, 2023 Motoring

Stylish Enhancements for Reimagined Fortuner

Bolder, more aggressive design for SA bestseller Catamaran-inspired elements elevate Fortuner Subtle cabin updates including an all-new interior colour palette As the most trusted name in the medium SUV segment, Toyota is proud to present the 2023 Toyota Fortuner. Flaunting dramatic catamaran-inspired looks that showcase a bolder, more aggressive design language, the latest iteration of the…
On the road this Easter break? Here’s Dunlop Tyres SA's guide to tackling the busiest routes safely
Mar 31, 2023 Motoring

On the road this Easter break? Here’s Dunlop Tyres SA's guide to tackling the busiest routes safely

With the Easter weekend approaching from Friday, 7 April to Monday, 10 April, thousands of motorists will be hitting the roads in and around South Africa, heading off on religious pilgrimages, visiting loved ones, or simply taking a well-deserved break from working life. The busiest routes over the Easter period are the N1 from Gauteng to Limpopo, the N3 from Gauteng to KwaZulu Natal, the N2 from…
From the Arctic Circle to the foothills of the Alps: The new BMW i5 performs impressively in winter testing on ice and snow.
Mar 30, 2023 Motoring

From the Arctic Circle to the foothills of the Alps: The new BMW i5 performs impressively in winter testing on ice and snow.

One-year testing phase of all drive and chassis control systems under wintry weather conditions Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology displays high level of maturity Unique torque control optimises traction, dynamism and driving stability of the first-ever all-electric BMW 5 Series Sedan The first-ever BMW 5 Series with a fully electric drive system has yet to make its global debut, but it has…
Kia EV9 reshapes SUV user experience with superior design and technology
Mar 29, 2023 Motoring

Kia EV9 reshapes SUV user experience with superior design and technology

Breakthrough SUV EV redefines user experience with enhanced space and comfort for all occupants Kia drives towards sustainability with the EV9 by embracing sustainable and biomaterials on path to carbon neutrality Kia plans to introduce conditional Level-3 Autonomy via Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) in GT-Line All-electric WLTP target range over 541km on a single charge; 239km range with 15 minutes…
Mitsubishi XRT Concept to Debut at Bangkok International Motor Show
Mar 27, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi XRT Concept to Debut at Bangkok International Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors will display the Mitsubishi XRT Concept – a concept car of the all-new Triton pickup truck planned for launch in fiscal year 2023 – at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show 2023 to be held from 21 March to 2 April 2023. Mitsubishi XRT Concept The Triton is Mitsubishi Motors' top-selling model manufactured at the Laemchabang Factory in Thailand and the company's global…
Next-Generation Ford Ranger Line-up Expands with Launch of Single Cab and Super Cab Models
Mar 27, 2023 Motoring

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Line-up Expands with Launch of Single Cab and Super Cab Models

First-ever Super Cab in range-topping Wildtrak guise added to the range with 154kW 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine, 10-speed automatic and 4x4, extensive luxury features and Ford’s latest driver assistance technologies Two high-spec XLT Super Cab models on offer – 4x2 automatic with the 125kW 2.0L Single Turbo engine, and a 4x4 with the 2.0L BiT engine and Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic Three…
The all-new Renault Captur has arrived. bound to capture your attention and your heart.
Mar 24, 2023 Motoring

The all-new Renault Captur has arrived. bound to capture your attention and your heart.

The All-New Renault Captur presents a completely re-invigorated model version to its predecessor: The Captur model is as an easy-to-drive, multi-functional and -faceted crossover that balances design and practicality. The popularity of Renault Captur has realised 1.5 million sales globally within more than 90 countries since its inception in 2013, with the updated version being highly anticipated…
Sophisticated, refined, limited: The MINI Clubman in the Final Edition
Mar 23, 2023 Motoring

Sophisticated, refined, limited: The MINI Clubman in the Final Edition

With its unmistakable appearance, the MINI Clubman is the exceptional gentleman among all MINI models. Fans of the unique body concept and the unmistakable split doors can now purchase the MINI Clubman in the Final Edition. Limited to 1,969 units, the edition celebrates the modern interpretation of the shooting-brake concept at MINI. Ten units of the MINI Clubman Final Edition have been confirmed…
The ground-breaking Kia EV9 revealed
Mar 16, 2023 Motoring

The ground-breaking Kia EV9 revealed

Strong SUV identity fused with elegant EV styling to reshape both the segment and way of life for the electrified era Inspired by Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy, the EV9 combines contrasting qualities of nature and modernity in its character Sleek and bold exterior expresses confidence, clarity and calmness Kia’s E-GMP flat-floor EV architecture amplifies interior space with third row…
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is turning 10: The story of a bold invention and success
Mar 16, 2023 Motoring

The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is turning 10: The story of a bold invention and success

More than 10 years ago, with the first generation of the PEUGEOT 208, PEUGEOT dared to revolutionise one of the elements that has evolved least in the history of the car: the driving position. Since then, almost 10 million units have been produced and the i-Cockpit® has been extended across the entire range. It has proven its excellence in improving the emotion, safety and comfort of drivers and…
The Fiat Uno: Forattini’s “rivoluzionosa” ad campaign 40 years on
Mar 14, 2023 Motoring

The Fiat Uno: Forattini’s “rivoluzionosa” ad campaign 40 years on

The cartoonist’s ad campaign interpreted the world of the automobile through the world of the imagination. The penguin, piggy bank, and two elephants ironically and playfully represented the peculiarities of the new Fiat Uno, the most modern city car at the time. He invented neologisms in Italian like “sciccosa" (swanky), "comodosa" (comfy and cozy), "scattosa" (snappy) and "risparmiosa"…
The Future is here: OMODA confirmed for South African launch
Mar 14, 2023 Motoring

The Future is here: OMODA confirmed for South African launch

New brand and model range to be introduced OMODA C5 the first model to land in South Africa The future has five doors and five letters. Chery International this week introduced the OMODA brand in South Africa, making it the first country on the African continent to offer this new brand to motorists. By welcoming OMODA to its shores, South Africa joins several countries globally, including South…
CAPE 1000 Welcomes the Public!
Mar 14, 2023 Motoring

CAPE 1000 Welcomes the Public!

South Africa's most beautiful drive is back with the Cape 1000 Road Rally, showcasing South Africa's finest automotive machines. The event's second edition promises to be even bigger and better than the previous one, with an exceptional line-up of vehicles from the last 70 years set to participate. The Cape 1000 is about displaying rare and exotic cars and allowing owners to compete and enjoy…
Kia Niro and Kia EV6 GT named as Top Three Finalists in 2023 World Car Awards
Mar 09, 2023 Motoring

Kia Niro and Kia EV6 GT named as Top Three Finalists in 2023 World Car Awards

The Kia Niro selected as finalist for World Car of the Year The Kia EV6 GT named as a finalist for World Performance Car Winners to be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April Two Kia models have been selected as a top three finalist in two categories for the 2023 World Car Awards. The Kia Niro has earned a position among the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year…
JAC Motors' versatile c Series: Two workhorses, endless possibilities
Mar 09, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors' versatile c Series: Two workhorses, endless possibilities

Proven 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine for harsh working conditions Robust chassis and suspension design for various load box applications Large payload capabilities for both derivatives to easily transport heavy loads Comfortable, ergonomically designed cabs to improve driver comfort and safety JAC Motors South Africa is proud to announce that its popular X200 forward-cab range has over ten body…
AC Cars to reveal AC Cobra GT Roadster this April and announces new Donington Park headquarters
Mar 03, 2023 Motoring

AC Cars to reveal AC Cobra GT Roadster this April and announces new Donington Park headquarters

AC Cars to fully reveal the new AC Cobra GT Roadster in April 2023 Exclusive customer preview events in Europe this spring and summer New HQ to be established in UK at the historic Donington Park site AC Cars committed to returning vehicle manufacture to Europe Reservations for the new AC Cobra GT Roadster now open at accars.eu AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer - having been…
Kia EV9 SUV exterior teased in video clips
Mar 02, 2023 Motoring

Kia EV9 SUV exterior teased in video clips

Kia releases teaser clips offering glimpse of the Kia EV9 exterior design Sleek silhouette, signature lighting, clear-cut lines hint at electric SUV’s bold and confident look The Kia EV9 to accelerate the brand’s transformation towards a sustainable mobility solutions provider Kia Corporation today unveiled a set of video clips to tease its highly anticipated Kia EV9, the brand’s dedicated…
Xtra Features for Toyota Hilux
Mar 01, 2023 Motoring

Xtra Features for Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux remains South Africa's most popular vehicle, often topping not only the light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales charts but the overall one too. Offered in four bodyshape configurations; single, xtra, chassis and double-cab - there is a Hilux to suit everyone's needs. Key to success in the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) sector is being responsive to customer needs and designing a…
Range Expansion & Enhancements for the Corolla Cross Family
Mar 01, 2023 Motoring

Range Expansion & Enhancements for the Corolla Cross Family

GR-S Hybrid joins the range Convenience specification added to Xi & Xs models Corolla Cross GR-S Hybrid Following the introduction of the Corolla Cross GR Sport in 2022, its Hybrid sibling is the latest model to receive the GR-S touch. The GR-S package brings sharpened aesthetics to the ever-popular (and chart topping) Corolla Cross crossover, while under-the-skin fettling delivers improved…
Refreshed Hyundai Palisade, brimming with bold design and convenience features, arrives in South Africa
Mar 01, 2023 Motoring

Refreshed Hyundai Palisade, brimming with bold design and convenience features, arrives in South Africa

Hyundai Automotive South Africa has unveiled its enhanced 2023 Palisade SUV with fresh new exterior and interior design cues, new infotainment and safety features, and advanced driver assistance systems. “The new Hyundai Palisade has been given a fresh design appeal and features worthy of Hyundai’s flagship SUV,” says Stanley Anderson, sales and operations director of Hyundai Automotive South…
The PEUGEOT 205 is turning 40: an alluring sacred number!
Feb 27, 2023 Motoring

The PEUGEOT 205 is turning 40: an alluring sacred number!

On 24th February 1983, PEUGEOT made a splash by launching the 205. This model cemented the brand in the modern era, both in terms of product, marketing, and motorsport. A look back at an alluring epic story... the origin of a long line of successful PEUGEOT city cars. EXCELLENCE: The PEUGEOT 205 left its mark on the history of motoring and motorsport. ALLURE: The PEUGEOT 205 will always be…
The second-generation Amarok, which is proudly built in South Africa, will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers next month
Feb 27, 2023 Motoring

The second-generation Amarok, which is proudly built in South Africa, will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers next month

The new Amarok range is available in a single and double cab Long wheelbase enhances proportions and off-road qualities Trim lines: Amarok, Life, Style, PanAmericana and Aventura Premium interior with intuitive digital and analogue controls New driver assistance systems make driving more effortless Four turbocharged diesel engines with power output levels ranging from 110 to 184kW The new Amarok…
The new BMW X5 M Competition and the new BMW X6 M Competition
Feb 22, 2023 Motoring

The new BMW X5 M Competition and the new BMW X6 M Competition

BMW M GmbH has set about honing the profile of its high-performance cars in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupé segments with extensive modifications in terms of performance, presence and digitalisation. The new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition boast a new V8 engine with 48V technology and maximum output of 460 kW, exterior design updates and the…
Citroën C5 X wins the “Best Large Car” award in the 13th edition of the WWCOTY - Women’s World Car of The Year
Feb 20, 2023 Motoring

Citroën C5 X wins the “Best Large Car” award in the 13th edition of the WWCOTY - Women’s World Car of The Year

The Citroën C5 X has been awarded the prestigious "Best Large Car" prize by WWCOTY (Women's World Car Of The Year), an international jury made up exclusively of women automotive experts. The award recognises an unrivalled on-board well-being experience, interior space, a unique silhouette concept at the crossroads of several territories and a bold design. Launched in Europe during 2022, the C5 X…
Jeep Avenger named World’s Best Family SUV in 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards
Feb 20, 2023 Motoring

Jeep Avenger named World’s Best Family SUV in 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards

All-new, fully electric Jeep® Avenger is named Best Family SUV in 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) awards. Panel of 63 WWCOTY jurors from 45 countries select Avenger ahead of 12 other family SUVs. Jury praises Avenger for its “successful design and excellent off-road capability”, and for being “a commitment to the future that customers will appreciate”. The Avenger will now go through…
New FIAT 500X: bolder than ever
Feb 16, 2023 Motoring

New FIAT 500X: bolder than ever

New Fiat 500X Cross and Sport derivatives Extended Soft Top offers unrivalled open-air motoring 6-speed automatic transmission with Stop/Start technology Brimming with technology to enable your next adventure Fiat’s popular 500X range is fresher than ever and ready for any adventure 2023 has to offer. The dynamic range of exciting models focuses on design, comfort, technology, and safety in a…
Alfa Romeo Giulia named
Feb 15, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulia named "Best Car" once again

Italian sports saloon wins the "mid-size import" category in the readers' competition of the magazine "auto motor und sport "*. The victory in "Best Cars 2023" is already the sixth success for the Alfa Romeo Giulia in the past seven years. 18 candidates were put to the test by the readers of "auto motor und sport" in the "mid-size import" category. Six victories within seven years - the Alfa…
Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor Elevates Performance and Capability to New Heights
Feb 14, 2023 Motoring

Next-Gen Ford Ranger Raptor Elevates Performance and Capability to New Heights

High performance 3.0-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 delivers 292kW and 583Nm, mated to electronically controlled four-wheel drive system with both rear and front differential locks, enabling phenomenal performance on and off-road Seven selectable drive modes available, making the most of Next-Gen Ranger Raptor’s capabilities, including a re-engineered suspension with Ford Performance-developed FOX…
What Light Vehicles Mean for Car Dealers
Feb 10, 2023 Motoring

What Light Vehicles Mean for Car Dealers

Twenty companies from England visit ElectricBrands in Germany The car industry in Europe is changing since the transition to electric cars has not been without consequence for many companies. They often need to realign themselves to meet the requirements of their customers. That’s why they are increasingly looking at the light electric vehicles category, which has a continuous rated power of 15kW…
Alfa Romeo is celebrating Quadrifoglio and Autodelta anniversaries by revealing two new logos
Feb 10, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo is celebrating Quadrifoglio and Autodelta anniversaries by revealing two new logos

Alfa Romeo is celebrating 100 years of Quadrifoglio and 60 years of Autodelta, two milestones in its history of noble Italian sportiness since 1910. Two new celebratory logos designed by the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo were revealed. They reinterpret, from a modern perspective, the historic ones while projecting them into the future of the brand, which aims to reinvent sportiness in the 21st century.…
Volvo C40 Recharge order books are now officially open in SA
Feb 09, 2023 Motoring

Volvo C40 Recharge order books are now officially open in SA

Volvo Car South Africa has announced that local order books for the new fully electric C40 Recharge have officially opened. Available online through the My Volvo website and offered exclusively in flagship Ultimate specification, the Swedish firm’s latest electric vehicle bears a starting price of R1 285 000. South Africa’s initial allocation is 50 units, with the first customer cars scheduled…
Racing heritage reimagined: The Little Car Company will launch special edition ‘Pacco Gara’ Ferrari Testa Rossa J
Feb 09, 2023 Motoring

Racing heritage reimagined: The Little Car Company will launch special edition ‘Pacco Gara’ Ferrari Testa Rossa J

The Little Car Company will publicly unveil the Pacco Gara Ferrari Testa Rossa J at the International Concours of Elegance in St Moritz in February The Pacco Gara brings a broad range of aesthetic and performance upgrades to the Testa Rossa J Enhancements include a boost of power, taking its total power output to 14kW This special edition of the Testa Rossa J celebrates the monumental racing…
Lamborghinis to light up London Concours this summer, with jaw-dropping celebration of marque’s 60th anniversary 
Feb 09, 2023 Motoring

Lamborghinis to light up London Concours this summer, with jaw-dropping celebration of marque’s 60th anniversary 

London Concours to celebrate Lamborghinis landmark birthday with jaw-dropping display Rarest and most significant V12 powered models to be assembled on the manicured lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company Seventh annual London Concours to run from the 6th to 8th of June in the heart of the City. Tickets on sale now at londonconcours.co.uk/tickets, from £35 London Concours, presented by Montres…
The new BMW X5 and the new BMW X6
Feb 08, 2023 Motoring

The new BMW X5 and the new BMW X6

BMW presents the extensively updated new editions of its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) for the luxury segment. The new BMW X5 and new BMW X6 emphasise their inherent poise and assurance with detailed design revisions and additions to their standard specification. The refreshed drive system line up includes new combustion engines, a latest-generation…
Mahindra raises the Scorpio SUV to the Power of N, launches Scorpio-N in South Africa
Feb 08, 2023 Motoring

Mahindra raises the Scorpio SUV to the Power of N, launches Scorpio-N in South Africa

Disruptor: Built ground up on an All-New platform, the All-New Scorpio-N is set to disrupt the SUV category with its Unmissable design Thrilling performance Sophisticated dynamics; impeccable ride comfort and segment-best handling Comprehensive safety equipment First body-on-frame SUV to secure a 5-star rating in the Global New Car Assessment Programme’s (GNCAP) new crash test protocols The…
JAC Motors introduces budget-friendly X100 to local X-Series lineup
Feb 08, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors introduces budget-friendly X100 to local X-Series lineup

JAC Motors has announced the addition of the new X100 one-tonne bakkie to its local X-Series forward-cab range. The new workhorse in JAC Motors' stable will join its reliable siblings, the X200 2.8L TDI single-cab 1.5-tonne and double-cab 1.3-tonne bakkies, competing with one-tonne rivals in the growing LCV forward-cab market. Like the popular X200, the new X100 outperforms its direct forward-cab…
Five out of five for OMODA C5
Feb 06, 2023 Motoring

Five out of five for OMODA C5

First Chery ever tested by Euro NCAP OMODA C5 receives full five-star rating High scores for both occupant protection and dynamic safety systems Chery has left no doubt about its global aspirations with a top-notch performance in the Euro NCAP safety tests. In the most recent report from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the new OMODA C5 met the highest active and passive…
Enhanced Range Rover Velar: Sophisticated elegance and exquisite details
Feb 03, 2023 Motoring

Enhanced Range Rover Velar: Sophisticated elegance and exquisite details

Intriguing design: Balanced proportions and dramatic, reductive presence enhanced with a modern luxury design approach Seamless integration: Sophisticated larger floating curved glass touchscreen is seamlessly integrated into the bold, elegant new interior for fewer reflections and easier control Quietest cabin: Active Road Noise Cancellation available with flagship MeridianTM sound systems…
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed kicks off 2023
Feb 03, 2023 Motoring

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed kicks off 2023

Model year refinements and additional specification characterise the top of the range Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed. The 1.5-litre turbocharged engine offers a combination of performance and efficiency. The Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed features the latest in driver assistance and safety systems. With excitement building for 2023 and as a continuation of Mitsubishi’s ongoing product offensive, Mitsubishi…
Lexus brings wide-ranging upgrades to its UX Compact Luxury SUV
Feb 02, 2023 Motoring

Lexus brings wide-ranging upgrades to its UX Compact Luxury SUV

New multimedia system with greater functionality and enlarged display New bi-tone paint option F Sport Adaptive Variable Suspension made a standard feature of the UX F Sport Lexus Safety System+ gains new capabilities Lexus has strengthened the appeal of its UX compact urban SUV, one of its best-selling models in SA, with upgrades for the full self-charging hybrid UX 250h range. Available in…
Reabetswe Motshegare, People Partner Lead, Bridgestone Southern Africa
Feb 02, 2023 Motoring

Bridgestone only SA tyre manufacturer to get Top Employer certification

For the second year running, Bridgestone Southern Africa has been certified as a Top Employer for 2023. The certification is the outcome of a rigorous certification exercise by the Top Employers Institute and means that Bridgestone joins an elite global group of 1 691 Top Employers across 120 regions. “We are delighted to be recognised by the Top Employers Institute again this year—the ability to…
The GLE and GLE Coupé: Bestsellers now even better
Feb 02, 2023 Motoring

The GLE and GLE Coupé: Bestsellers now even better

Electrified: new diesel models with 48-volt system Even more to experience: useful functions for off-road use and trailer operation Digitised: MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system now even more intelligent The Mercedes-Benz GLE and its sporty offshoot, the GLE Coupé, are just as suitable for families and leisure time as they are for long-distance journeys and transporting…
Alfa Romeo stars at the Parisian Rétromobile show
Jan 30, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo stars at the Parisian Rétromobile show

The 47th edition of Rétromobile, Europe's oldest classic car show, will be held from February 1-5, 2023. The 1989 Alfa Romeo S.Z. and the 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint will star at the Stellantis' Heritage stand at the Parisian event. The Alfa Romeo and Stellantis Heritage departments both aim to promote their legacies. The "Alfa Romeo Classiche" program was created with this goal in mind and…
Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage named as finalists for the 2023 South African Car of the Year competition
Jan 27, 2023 Motoring

Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage named as finalists for the 2023 South African Car of the Year competition

Bold new Kia Sorento nominated as one of only two finalists in the premium category Trend-setting Kia Sportage ready to lead by example in the hotly contested midsize category South African Car of the Year competition is sponsored by Old Mutual Insure and presented by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) The South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) today announced…
Top 21 finalists for the 2023 SA Car of the Year competition announced
Jan 27, 2023 Motoring

Top 21 finalists for the 2023 SA Car of the Year competition announced

The 2023 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure and presented by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ), is gearing up to crown the country's ultimate vehicle champion at a gala event in June 2023. With a long-standing history dating back to 1986, this prestigious event showcases the pinnacle of innovation and excellence in the automotive…
Next-Generation Ford Ranger Line-up Expands with Launch of Single Cab and SuperCab Models
Jan 25, 2023 Motoring

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Line-up Expands with Launch of Single Cab and SuperCab Models

First-ever SuperCab in range-topping Wildtrak guise added to the range with 154kW 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine, 10-speed automatic and 4x4, extensive luxury features and Ford’s latest driver assistance technologies Two high-spec XLT SuperCab models on offer – 4x2 automatic with the 125kW 2.0L Single Turbo engine, and a 4x4 with the 2.0L BiT engine and Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic Three…
The all-new BMW M3 CS
Jan 25, 2023 Motoring

The all-new BMW M3 CS

BMW M GmbH will maintain its focus on adding highly appealing special-edition models to its product range in 2023. The all-new BMW M3 CS brings even greater intensity to the racing allure that marks out the company’s successful high-performance models for the premium midsize segment. The powertrain concept for the new BMW M3 CS teams a 405 kW six-cylinder in-line engine with an eight-speed M…
Every day is designed to be totally exhilarating in the new MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY
Jan 24, 2023 Motoring

Every day is designed to be totally exhilarating in the new MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY

The New MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY -combines the best of the best – exceptional sporty design fused with heart-racing performance. The R.S. 300 Trophy marks 18 years of the iconic MEGANE R.S. line-up, with pure excitement inherent in its DNA. The Trophy models are celebrated for their thoroughbred efficiency combining performance and accuracy, and the New Renault MEGANE R.S. 300 TROPHY certainly…
HAVAL Jolion HEV combines performance and efficiency
Jan 24, 2023 Motoring

HAVAL Jolion HEV combines performance and efficiency

IN CHARGE. UNPLUGGED. Introducing the all-new HAVAL Jolion Hybrid. Bookings are open, Haval will be in contact or alternatively send requests to brand@haval.co.za, att. Nicole The HAVAL Jolion HEV boasts a sophisticated hybrid powertrain. HAVAL SA is set to make hybrid motoring more accessible for South Africans. The Jolion HEV features a high level of specification as standard. HAVAL South is…
Mercedes-EQE: the new business avant-garde
Jan 18, 2023 Motoring

Mercedes-EQE: the new business avant-garde

The business saloon EQE is the second model to be based on the premium-class electric architecture (EVA2), following the luxury EQS saloon that was launched in South Africa in 2022. Just a few months after the South African launch of the EQS, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa is already presenting the next Mercedes-EQ model based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric…
BMW 7 Series in South Africa
Jan 18, 2023 Motoring

BMW 7 Series in South Africa

With the new BMW 7 Series, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium vehicles creates forward-looking ways to enjoy driving pleasure, unsurpassed long-distance comfort and a top-end digital experience. BMW leads the luxury segment into a new era that will be shaped by innovations in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation. With the new BMW 7 Series, the world’s most successful…
Polo Vivo, Polo and T-Cross are Volkswagen’s most popular vehicles in South Africa
Jan 18, 2023 Motoring

Polo Vivo, Polo and T-Cross are Volkswagen’s most popular vehicles in South Africa

Volkswagen (including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles) sold 63 601 vehicles in the local market in 2022 The Polo Vivo, Polo and T-Cross accounted for 74% of Volkswagen’s sales in South Africa last year The Amarok was Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ best-selling vehicle with 1 896 units sold in 2022 74% of Volkswagen vehicles sold in South Africa in 2022 were either the Polo Vivo, Polo or the…
FIAT Professional Ducato is the “Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2023” by Promobil for the 15th time in a row
Jan 17, 2023 Motoring

FIAT Professional Ducato is the “Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2023” by Promobil for the 15th time in a row

FIAT Professional Ducato is the "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2023”, elected by the readers of Promobil – a specialized German motorhome magazine. A confirmation that the model continues to lead the segment and an acknowledgement of the importance of the Recreational Vehicle sector for FIAT Professional. FIAT Professional Ducato is awarded the prestigious "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2023" ahead…
HAVAL Jolion S offers sporty performance
Jan 16, 2023 Motoring

HAVAL Jolion S offers sporty performance

It’s here the Jolion S has officially launched! I wish we could all be sitting together with a great view after a drive however given all the launches, we have planned this year, we felt it was best to have a quick start making product available to you and new owners to come. Within the below link you will find the press pack for the Jolion S that sets itself apart with a new front grille, black…
Get ready for five door fun
Jan 16, 2023 Motoring

Get ready for five door fun

Five-door Jimny confirmed for South Africa Same technical capabilities as three-door model The rumours are true, and the wait is nearly over! The globally popular Suzuki Jimny will soon be available in a five-door variant alongside the existing three-door range. The all-new Suzuki Jimny five door variant was revealed yesterday to a global audience at Auto Expo 2023 in India. At the reveal, it…
Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa confirms EQE line-up ahead of local introduction
Jan 12, 2023 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa confirms EQE line-up ahead of local introduction

The EQE is the fifth Mercedes-EQ model to be launched in South Africa following the successful introduction of the EQA, EQB, EQC and EQS last year Just a few months after the South African launch of the EQS, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa is already presenting the next Mercedes-EQ model based on the electric architecture developed specifically for electric vehicles, the new EQE. The sporty…
The award-winning Jaguar I-PACE is now more distinctive and more desirable
Jan 11, 2023 Motoring

The award-winning Jaguar I-PACE is now more distinctive and more desirable

All round package: Unrivalled balance of performance, refinement, agility and technology with impressive real-world range and day-to-day usability The range you need and easy home charging: Up to 470km (WLTP) from a full charge and up to 53km of range/ hour (WLTP) from an 11kW AC wall box and three-phase electricity supply Exceptional performance: 294kW, 696Nm torque and intelligent all-wheel…
PEUGEOT INCEPTION CONCEPT: PEUGEOT opens a new chapter and presents its vision of the future of the automobile
Jan 07, 2023 Motoring

PEUGEOT INCEPTION CONCEPT: PEUGEOT opens a new chapter and presents its vision of the future of the automobile

2025-2030: MOVING TOWARDS A COMPLETELY REDESIGNED AUTOMOTIVE VISION ALLURE. With a new official message exalting its feline and attractive attitude, its revolutionary interior design and its promise of unrivalled driving sensations, the PEUGEOT INCEPTION CONCEPT is the heralds a new era and embodies the Brand's vision for future electric vehicles. The first PEUGEOT Design Manifesto led by…
GWM’s TANK 300 achieves a 5-Star ANCAP rating
Dec 29, 2022 Motoring

GWM’s TANK 300 achieves a 5-Star ANCAP rating

The TANK 300 HEV has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety. The TANK 300 HEV was tested and assessed for its ability to physically protect occupants and other road users in an accident through the suite of destructive crash tests, its ability to prevent or minimize the severity of a crash with another vehicle, pedestrian or…
All-new AEHRATM SUV redefines in-car experience with unprecedented cabin space, materials and technology
Dec 22, 2022 Motoring

All-new AEHRATM SUV redefines in-car experience with unprecedented cabin space, materials and technology

New ultra premium car and EV mobility brand AEHRATM reveals details and images of the interior of its ground-breaking SUV 3-meter wheelbase facilitates class-leading interior space Accommodates four full-size NBA players Five- and four-seat options offered Home theater, meeting room and lounge configurations Full-dashboard-width monitor, extendable upwards when vehicle is parked and in lounge,…
Lotus reveals 75th anniversary branding and first details of a very special year
Dec 21, 2022 Motoring

Lotus reveals 75th anniversary branding and first details of a very special year

In 1948 a passionate young British designer and engineer called Colin Chapman built his first car, a modified Austin 7. Work was carried out in his spare time in the lock-up garage belonging to his girlfriend Hazel’s parents, behind their house in Hornsey, London. He called his car the Mark I and entered it into local trials. Different models followed, each an improvement on the one before, and…
INEOS Grenadier on display at Franschoek Motor Museum
Dec 20, 2022 Motoring

INEOS Grenadier on display at Franschoek Motor Museum

The INEOS Grenadier has undergone extensive testing across Sub-Saharan Africa and one of these rugged prototypes is now on display at the Franschhoek Motor Museum The INEOS Grenadier is an uncompromising off-roader, built from the ground up to meet the most extreme demands of customers Since the very first INEOS Grenadier sketch – on a napkin in the Grenadier pub in London – the core purpose of…
Ho Ho Ho Horsepower: All-New Mustang Dark Horse Delivers 500 Horsepower; Most Powerful 5.0-Liter V8 Ever
Dec 20, 2022 Motoring

Ho Ho Ho Horsepower: All-New Mustang Dark Horse Delivers 500 Horsepower; Most Powerful 5.0-Liter V8 Ever

Mustang Dark Horse – the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 Mustang ever – delivers 500 horsepower thanks to a uniquely engineered new fourth-generation Coyote V8 Mustang GT offers up to 486 horsepower thanks to a new dual-throttle body design with available active-valve performance exhaust system All-new Ford Mustang EcoBoost features the all-new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost…
Semi-Finalists announced for the 2023 SA Car of the Year sponsored by Old Mutual Insure
Dec 15, 2022 Motoring

Semi-Finalists announced for the 2023 SA Car of the Year sponsored by Old Mutual Insure

The much-anticipated semi-finalists of the 2023 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure, have been chosen. The semi-finalists of the 2023 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure, are (in alphabetical order): Alfa Romeo Tonale Audi e-tron GT / RS e-Tron GT Audi RS 3 Sedan / Sportback BAIC Beijing X55 BMW 2-series…
JAC Motors' T9 Hunter range to be launched in 2023
Dec 15, 2022 Motoring

JAC Motors' T9 Hunter range to be launched in 2023

JAC Motors South Africa has announced its plans to launch its new top-of-the-range T9 double-cab series in 2023. The new T9 Hunter range, comprising four models, including 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives, will lead the company's quest in the competitive lifestyle segment of the double-cab bakkie market. The T9, developed for both left- and right-hand drive markets, is manufactured in China, utilising…
F-PACE electric hybrid now with 20 percent more range and enhanced specifications on all models
Dec 15, 2022 Motoring

F-PACE electric hybrid now with 20 percent more range and enhanced specifications on all models

More electric-only range: Upgraded battery pack enables the P400e plug-in electric hybrid to travel up to 65km (WLTP TEL) on zero emissions power – an increase of more than 20 percent Enriched specifications: All models now feature a TFT Digital Driver Display as standard, wheels start with 19-inch designs and R-Dynamic HSE models feature an Ebony Suedecloth headliner as standard Seamless…
The New Nissan Magnite: An All-Rounder for the Modern City Slicker
Dec 13, 2022 Motoring

The New Nissan Magnite: An All-Rounder for the Modern City Slicker

Gone are the days when one’s daily vehicle served a single purpose. For the modern driver, their car is a space of solace on the way home after a long day at the office; a rugged hauler of household odds-and-ends; a zippy commuter to that early Monday morning lecture; and a comfortable cruiser for weekends away with the family. With industry-leading technology and a seamless driving experience…
New Range Rover earns coveted Production Car of the Year design award
Dec 09, 2022 Motoring

New Range Rover earns coveted Production Car of the Year design award

New Range Rover claims major design award, taking the title of Production Car of the Year in Car Design Review 9 Design excellence: New Range Rover has been awarded Car Design Review 9’s top accolade of Production Car of the Year, for its thoroughly modern yet recognisable form Peer recognition: Judging panel comprised world-class design leaders from companies including Polestar and Lamborghini…
Five-star Euro NCAP rating for Discovery Sport
Dec 08, 2022 Motoring

Five-star Euro NCAP rating for Discovery Sport

Versatility meets safety: Discovery Sport awarded five-star safety rating in latest round of Euro NCAP testing Intelligent assistance: Suite of advanced driver assistance technologies support the driver with an 85 percent score for Safety Assist Electrified power: Discovery Sport is available with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, including a plug-in Electric Hybrid capable of up to…
The new Amarok
Dec 07, 2022 Motoring

The new Amarok

International Driving Presentation, South Africa, December 2022 All-wheel drive pick-up with high-tech features: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle's new Amarok launches A pick-up that acts as a multi-tool: the Amarok is coming onto the market with leading-edge assistance systems and controls High-torque and efficient: three four-cylinder turbo diesel engines (TDI), one six-cylinder TDI and one…
Do you with the upgraded S-Presso
Dec 07, 2022 Motoring

Do you with the upgraded S-Presso

New Dualjet engine fitted to range S-Edition now a part of model range Range-wide upgrades include ISOFIX and ESP Can you fit more features, fun and fuel efficiency into your most compact model? You can if you are Suzuki, the world leaders in building fuel efficient, safe, and funky compact cars. And yes, Suzuki has just proven it with the upgraded Suzuki S-Presso. The S-Presso first arrived on…
Chery unveils Tiggo 8 Pro MAX flagship
Dec 07, 2022 Motoring

Chery unveils Tiggo 8 Pro MAX flagship

2.0 litre engine with 187 kW More safety and luxury features 7 year / 90 000 km service plan standard Chery South Africa has introduced an all-new flagship to its line-up – the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX. The new model, which will slot in above the 1.6 TGDI Tiggo 8 Pro Executive, is a fitting birthday gift to the company and its fans. Chery celebrates its first birthday, and the end of a very eventful first…
The S-Class from Mercedes-AMG: Perfect synthesis of comfort and dynamism with E PERFORMANCE
Dec 06, 2022 Motoring

The S-Class from Mercedes-AMG: Perfect synthesis of comfort and dynamism with E PERFORMANCE

Performance hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1™ now also in the S-Class segment Larger development stage of the AMG high-performance battery with 13.1 kWh capacity 4.0-litre V8 engine at the front and electric motor at the rear axle for 590 kW system output Active roll stabilisation and active rear-axle steering as standard AMG-specific radiator grille in the performance luxury saloon…
Next-Generation Ford Ranger Delivers High-Tech Features, Smart Connectivity, Enhanced Capability and Versatility for Work, Family and Play
Dec 06, 2022 Motoring

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Delivers High-Tech Features, Smart Connectivity, Enhanced Capability and Versatility for Work, Family and Play

The Next-Gen Ford Ranger is the most advanced and capable model yet, launches with Double Cab models in December 2022, followed by Single Cab and Rap Cab in early 2023 A choice of proven and durable 125kW 2.0L Single Turbo and 154kW 2.0L Bi-Turbo powertrains, along with the addition of Ford’s powerful 184kW V6 turbodiesel engine in range-topping Wildtrak An upgraded chassis and suspension ensure…
Maserati Grecale is the Everyday Exceptional
Dec 05, 2022 Motoring

Maserati Grecale is the Everyday Exceptional

Grecale, the extraordinary everyday SUV: Versatile, spacious and smart, fast and fun, An elegant and unforgettable sound experience. Welcome the Maserati Grecale, the new SUV to make everyday life exceptional. The Grecale is the true personification of the Maserati style, the perfect, bold synthesis of avant-garde and passion, innovation and timeless design. An SUV to be driven anytime, anywhere,…
BMW South Africa releases prices for extroverted XM, ultra-sporty M2
Dec 02, 2022 Motoring

BMW South Africa releases prices for extroverted XM, ultra-sporty M2

As BMW M GmbH’s 50th anniversary year and the accompanying fervent celebrations draw to a close, BMW South Africa plans to keep the party going well into the new year. A tantalising duo of M cars is destined for South Africa in the second quarter of 2023 – and the prices are out! As BMW M GmbH’s 50th anniversary year and fervent celebrations draw to a close, BMW South Africa plans to keep the…
Ford Ranger Remains Firm Favourite in Used Car Vehicle Searches
Nov 30, 2022 Motoring

Ford Ranger Remains Firm Favourite in Used Car Vehicle Searches

2015 Ford Ranger XLT was the most enquired about bakkie, according to AutoTrader’s reporting, between January and October 2022 Used car bakkie market most active in the R400 000 price bracket 873 751 Rangers were assembled at the Silverton Plant, with over 271 000 sold in South Africa between 2011 and 2022 Despite the current Ford Ranger’s imminent replacement by the Next-Gen model, it continues…
Hyundai Motor and Giugiaro to rebuild original 1974 Pony Coupé Concept
Nov 24, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai Motor and Giugiaro to rebuild original 1974 Pony Coupé Concept

Hyundai Motor Company has embarked on a project with Italian design firm GFG Style, notably its father and son founders Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, to rebuild the influential 1974 Pony Coupé Concept that young Giorgetto created for Hyundai’s debut at the 1974 Turin Motor Show. The rebuilt concept will be shown in the springtime. Hyundai Motor announced the plan during a Design Talk in Seoul,…
Alfa Romeo Tonale: the metamorphosis
Nov 23, 2022 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Tonale: the metamorphosis

Alfa Romeo is delighted to present Tonale, the model that marks the Brand’s metamorphosis. While the Tonale remains true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, it is a radical evolution for Alfa Romeo, which is looking ahead to a new era of connectivity and electrification. Unmistakable Italian design faithful to its initial concept, state-of-the-art technology, software and…
Inspirational performance in the luxury class: The Audi S8 TFSI quattro
Nov 22, 2022 Motoring

Inspirational performance in the luxury class: The Audi S8 TFSI quattro

Powerful 4.0 TFSI V8 engine providing 420kW and 800Nm torque. Leading edge technology offers an unsurpassed driving and digital user experience for drivers and passengers. Predictive active suspension provides executive levels of comfort. The new Audi S8 TFSI quattro delivers a sharpened design and a leading edge technology portfolio worthy of the luxury sedan that represents status, authority…
BAIC SA unveils its compact SUV that is set to transform South Africa’s motoring world with its avant-garde styling: BEIJING X55
Nov 18, 2022 Motoring

BAIC SA unveils its compact SUV that is set to transform South Africa’s motoring world with its avant-garde styling: BEIJING X55

Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC), one of the leading automobile manufacturers in China has launched its innovation-driven and iconic SUV, characterized by electrification, intelligence, connectivity and sharing this week. The BEIJING X55 is a compact SUV with avant-garde styling, excellent power, advanced technology and the latest generation of the BAIC Group's BMFA (Beijing modular…
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings
Nov 17, 2022 Motoring

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings

New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport combine effortless luxury and performance with exceptional safety Refined safety: New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have achieved maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings Protection and security: Award-winning Range Rover scored 87 percent for Child Occupant protection, while Range Rover Sport secured 85 percent for Adult Occupant protection ADAS…
Production of Next-Generation Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa for Domestic and Global Export Markets
Nov 16, 2022 Motoring

Production of Next-Generation Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa for Domestic and Global Export Markets

Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, becomes the third global production hub to start production of the Next-Gen Ranger; Commencement follows a US$1.05 billion (R15.8 billion) investment in local operations and supplier tooling The modernized and expanded facility includes an on-site Stamping Plant, a highly automated Body Shop, and the only Ford-owned and operated Frame…
Mahindra launches its Global SUV XUV700 in South Africa
Nov 15, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra launches its Global SUV XUV700 in South Africa

Disruptor: Built ground up on an all-new platform, the XUV700 is set to disrupt the South African market with its Unmissable design, Spirited performance, Sophisticated dynamics, Sci-fi technology and World-class safety Tech forward: The XUV700, the first of a new generation of SUVs from Mahindra, comes packed with features Winner of the most coveted Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award that now…
Nissan’s City-Slicking Magnite gets Red Edition Upgrade
Nov 14, 2022 Motoring

Nissan’s City-Slicking Magnite gets Red Edition Upgrade

Nissan has added a racy new upgrade to its Magnite range, with the striking Red Edition now destined for South African shores. The limited-edition model is based on the widely popular Acenta trim, and gains red accents on the interior and exterior, along with additional features. On the outside, the red accents are tactfully placed to enhance the distinctive curves and edges which shape the…
All-New Toyota GR86 – For the Love of the Drive
Nov 10, 2022 Motoring

All-New Toyota GR86 – For the Love of the Drive

New GR86 coupe is the third global Toyota GR model, developed with technical expertise from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Designed for pure driving pleasure, an “analogue car for the digital age” An evolution of the qualities that defined the acclaimed GT86 coupe, retaining a classic front engine/rear-wheel drive drivetrain, naturally aspirated New 2.4-litre naturally aspirated “boxer” engine delivers…
Citroën C5 Aircross: absolute comfort in an even more distinctive design
Nov 10, 2022 Motoring

Citroën C5 Aircross: absolute comfort in an even more distinctive design

Redesigned C5 Aircross offers unrivaled serenity with distinctive design. Blending curves with structured lines, C5 Aircross adopts a new, more vertical and modern face, creating an imposing and safe character. Attention to detail provides an upmarket masterclass with three-dimensional light signature at the rear and new 18'' diamond-cut rims. Inside, the new 10'' touchscreen tablet and the…
XUV700: Special treat for first 700 pre-orders
Nov 10, 2022 Motoring

XUV700: Special treat for first 700 pre-orders

Mahindra is to open pre-orders for the XUV700 on 15 November The First 700 confirmed pre-orders will have the option of choosing between two exceptional offers Only a few days remain before Mahindra officially opens orders for the highly anticipated XUV700. On 15 November 2022 at exactly 11:00, Mahindra will officially open pre-orders for its flagship SUV. Mahindra has created a unique…
Silver Elephant Classic Car Display on 19 November
Nov 09, 2022 Motoring

Silver Elephant Classic Car Display on 19 November

Franschhoek is to host a Classic Car Display on Saturday 19 November 2022. The show is preamble to an inaugural 2023 Silver Elephant Franschhoek Classic Car Festival. Set to feature a selection of collectors’ classic cars, including modern classics and supercars exhibited in the parking between the historic Franschhoek Dutch Reformed Church and Town Hall, cars will be on show between 09:30 am and…
The Lexus IS 300h welcomes a spec change
Nov 08, 2022 Motoring

The Lexus IS 300h welcomes a spec change

An Evocative Design and Lexus Luxury The Sunroof now standard in more models in the range F Sport Hybrid – a sporty stance and more about the spindle grille Lexus is guided by the Kaizen philosophy of continuous improvement. Each model often receives improvements and spec changes during its model years and the Lexus IS 300h is no exception. Since the launch of the new IS range last year, the…
Golf GTI Jacara Edition with check pattern seats now available in SA
Nov 08, 2022 Motoring

Golf GTI Jacara Edition with check pattern seats now available in SA

The popular Golf 8 GTI is now available with the renowned check pattern seats The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI, which was launched in South Africa last year, is now available with the iconic Clark Plaid Jacara fabric seats which feature a check pattern design. The classic checked design was produced by the first woman to work in the Volkswagen design department, Gunhild Liljequist. For Liljequist, black…
GWM and HAVAL Reshaping the future of motoring
Nov 04, 2022 Motoring

GWM and HAVAL Reshaping the future of motoring

Winners in the NAAMSA Accelerator Awards Great success in record Retail sales for October Maintaining top 10 in the NAAMSA Report to date GWM and HAVAL, have recently won a host of outstanding accolades, and have just reached record sales for October 2022. In the competitive and well-contested South African automobile market, GWM and HAVAL are reshaping a bold and exciting course for the future…
The Volvo EX90: designed to be elegant, safe and efficient
Nov 03, 2022 Motoring

The Volvo EX90: designed to be elegant, safe and efficient

In every Volvo car, form, function and technical innovation are in perfect harmony. This is especially true for our upcoming fully electric Volvo EX90. Our Scandinavian design approach is straightforward. This new flagship SUV is designed to fulfil a purpose: to be an elegant, efficient fully electric family car, with a higher standard of safety than any Volvo car before it. But as our in-house…
Bookings to open soon for XUV700
Nov 02, 2022 Motoring

Bookings to open soon for XUV700

Order book opens on 15 November Three models to be introduced simultaneously Bookings to open across all dealers in Southern Africa at the same time simultaneously Mahindra will open its order book for the highly anticipated XUV700 in South Africa on 15 November across all dealerships in Southern Africa. The luxurious and highly advanced new XUV700 SUV has been confirmed for its local launch this…
Toyota and FCB Joburg have unleashed a new, more powerful Hilux GR Sport
Nov 01, 2022 Motoring

Toyota and FCB Joburg have unleashed a new, more powerful Hilux GR Sport

“The all-new Hilux GR Sport is fierce from all angles,” said Tasneem Lorgat, Senior Manager of Advertising at Toyota SA Motors. This bold bakkie boasts improved engine performance delivering 165kW of power. Gazoo Racing-inspired touches bring this beauty to life with a redesigned front bumper, impressive black grille, intricate red stitching and 17” alloy wheels. The task to the creative team was…
JAC Motors extends T6 range with reliable 2.8L TDI derivatives
Nov 01, 2022 Motoring

JAC Motors extends T6 range with reliable 2.8L TDI derivatives

A tough workhorse with a reliable engine and drivetrain Versatile to suit the needs of entrepreneurs and big fleet operators Comfortable driving dynamics for all lifestyle requirements Proven offroad credentials to tackle big obstacles JAC Motors South Africa announced extending its reliable T6 bakkie range with the popular 2.8L TDI double-cab. Since the local launch of the T6 in 2018, it has…
Inside the all-new Volvo EX90: reinterpreting luxury and well-being
Oct 26, 2022 Motoring

Inside the all-new Volvo EX90: reinterpreting luxury and well-being

How do you translate values into materials? And what does luxury mean in the world of today? Those were some of the questions facing our designers as they got to work on the interior of our forthcoming Volvo EX90 all-electric flagship SUV. Their answers are in tune with the times, yet firmly rooted in the essential qualities of Scandinavian design: simplicity, well-being and natural sources. Just…
Concours South Africa 2022
Oct 26, 2022 Motoring

Concours South Africa 2022

November’s upcoming Concours South Africa 2022 is the talk of the town! Thanks to the loyal support of South Africa’s classic car community, this year’s automotive garden party is likely to be one for the record books. With dedicated showcases celebrating 50 years of BMW M plus a very special 35th birthday party for the Ferrari F40, Concours SA 2022 will continue to impress with the…
SA Auto Week 2022 kicks off! 
Oct 26, 2022 Motoring

SA Auto Week 2022 kicks off! 

The South African motor industry – and the global automotive business – stands on the edge of massive change. Central to that change, is the move to electric vehicles (EVs), which are essential to the future of transportation and the survival of the automotive industry. With the future of the auto industry in Africa under the microscope, numerous questions have been raised on the readiness of the…
Chery drives SA Auto Week
Oct 25, 2022 Motoring

Chery drives SA Auto Week

The wheels of the inaugural South African Auto Week – the premier business-to-business conference for the automotive industry – will be turning smoothly thanks to Chery. Chery has signed up to support naamsa with a fleet of Chery Tiggo Pro vehicles to shuttle VIPs, delegates and media representatives to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s conference facilities and between the various on-track…
Pictured at the signing ceremony are from left to right Kalpesh Patel (CEO, ETG Logistics Business), Pavan Nair (Business Head Automotive Distribution, ETGL), Laveen Gupta (Head International Business, Force Motors) and Prasan Firodia (Managing Director, Force Motors).
Oct 24, 2022 Motoring

ETGL to distribute Force Motors model range in South Africa

Pune-based automotive manufacturer Force Motors, a market leader in the manufacturing and selling of panel vans and midi-buses in India, announced today the appointment of ETG Logistics, Export Trading Group’s logistics and warehousing business vertical, to distribute their range of vehicles in Southern Africa. ETG, a global conglomerate with a vast African distribution footprint, is well…
All-new Megane E-TECH Electric: delving into the heart of innovation
Oct 24, 2022 Motoring

All-new Megane E-TECH Electric: delving into the heart of innovation

Episode 7 – An innovation to constantly stay at the forefront of in-car technology Renault has constantly sought to innovate for almost 125 years. Its inventions have stood the test of time and we use them every day, sometimes without even realising it. Take, for example, the direct drive gearbox (1899), the replacement of the hand crank with an electric starter (1909), the “fifth door” (1961),…
Kabelo Rabotho, Country Director for Nissan SA
Oct 24, 2022 Motoring

Nissan showcases revolutionary e-POWER technology to South Africa at SA Auto Week

Nissan is bringing its revolutionary new technology, local favourites, and industry expertise to the first-ever South African Auto Week – and attendees will get to experience this all first-hand. The inaugural SA Auto Week taking place between 25-28 October, is the local automotive industry’s premium networking and thought leadership conference, where the sector’s key stakeholders will drive…
Hyundai’s rejuvenated Venue boasts fresh new looks and features
Oct 24, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai’s rejuvenated Venue boasts fresh new looks and features

One of the top-sellers in Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s vehicle range – the popular and versatile Venue – has been given a rejuvenation treatment and is bound to attract a lot more attention with its new looks and a revised line-up of derivatives. As the junior member in Hyundai’s local range of sports utility and crossover vehicles, the Venue has been a mainstay for the Korean company in…
Defender Rally Series by Bowler - 2023 UK Championship Launch
Oct 21, 2022 Motoring

Defender Rally Series by Bowler - 2023 UK Championship Launch

Unique Defender production-based championship from off-road performance specialists Bowler Both RHD and LHD vehicles available for the first time due to international demand UK Championship is based over seven rounds incorporating both Gravel and Hill Rallies throughout Scotland, England and Wales Drivers receive dedicated race support and infrastructure from highly experienced Bowler Works crew…
High-Tech Ford Frame Line Commences Manufacturing for Next-Generation Ranger
Oct 21, 2022 Motoring

High-Tech Ford Frame Line Commences Manufacturing for Next-Generation Ranger

The only Ford-owned and operated frame plant in the world is located in the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone, adjacent to Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant Facility measures 100 000m2, uses 585 robots and more than 1 000 tools in the highly automated frame welding and assembly process Capable of producing 15 different frame derivatives to support various models, local and export market…
naamsa announces the finalists of its inaugural Accelerator Awards 2022
Oct 21, 2022 Motoring

naamsa announces the finalists of its inaugural Accelerator Awards 2022

The Automotive Business Council has today announced the finalists to its inaugural naamsa Accelerator Awards. naamsa CEO, Mikel Mabasa has confirmed that during the SA Auto Week, the auto industry will be launching the naamsa Accelerator Awards which will become the country’s only pre-imminent, objective, fact-based and the most prestigious motoring competition in the country by far. “We are…
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Wins No. 1 PHEV Sales in Japan in First Half of FY2022
Oct 21, 2022 Motoring

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Wins No. 1 PHEV Sales in Japan in First Half of FY2022

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that the total sales of the Outlander PHEV model, its flagship crossover SUV, won the first place in the PHEV sales ranking1 in Japan with 10,749 units2 sold in first half of fiscal 2022. In addition, the PHEV model of the Eclipse Cross crossover SUV sold 2,430 units as second place in the PHEV category. With total sales of…
ISUZU Hosting Partner at the naamsa SA Auto Week
Oct 20, 2022 Motoring

ISUZU Hosting Partner at the naamsa SA Auto Week

ISUZU Motors South Africa, has signed up to be a hosting partner at the 2022 National Association of Automotive Business Council of South Africa (SA) Auto Week. SA Auto Week, which will take place from 24 -30 October, is the largest and only premium business-to-business event in the country's motoring calendar hosted by all 48 automotive brands in South Africa. naamsa will host several activities…
World Premiere: The Mitsubishi XFC Concept
Oct 20, 2022 Motoring

World Premiere: The Mitsubishi XFC Concept

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) today held the world premiere of the Mitsubishi XFC Concept, a compact SUV concept car, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The car will be on display at Vietnam Motor Show 2022 to be held from October 26 to 30. With the concept of being the "best-suited buddy for an exciting life," the Mitsubishi XFC Concept is a next-generation compact SUV…
Secunda expands Jeep, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën accessibility
Oct 20, 2022 Motoring

Secunda expands Jeep, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën accessibility

Westvaal Motor Group continues expanding its dealer network and representation of Stellantis brands as it makes Jeep®, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën more accessible for customers in Secunda, Mpumalanga. Westvaal Secunda is the latest dealership in a dominant presence for the group across Mpumalanga. The broader group has established relationships and experience with Stellantis, having a number of…
Alfa Romeo presents the “Alfa Romeo Classiche” heritage program
Oct 20, 2022 Motoring

Alfa Romeo presents the “Alfa Romeo Classiche” heritage program

Alfa Romeo is pleased to present the “Alfa Romeo Classiche” heritage program, a specific set of services designed to protect and promote its history which is carried out in close cooperation with Stellantis’ Heritage Dept. The presentation will take place on the occasion of the 39th edition of Auto e Moto d’Epoca, one of the most important vintage car and motorcycle events in Europe. The heritage…
#Globalnews - Paris Motor Show 2022
Oct 20, 2022 Motoring

#Globalnews - Paris Motor Show 2022

Great Wall Motor (GWM) is at the Paris Motor Show, one of the most important auto shows worldwide GWM ORA presents the fully electric models Funky Cat, Funky Cat, GT, and The Next Ora Cat Premium brand WEY presents the plug-in hybrids Coffee 01 and Coffee 02 First deliveries in Europe still in 2022 GWM's two new energy brands, WEY and ORA, took a variety of vehicles to the Paris Motor Show 2022…
Jeep Brand Reveals New 4x4 Concept in Paris
Oct 19, 2022 Motoring

Jeep Brand Reveals New 4x4 Concept in Paris

At the Paris Motor Show today the Jeep® brand provided an extra thrill and surprise for its global audience by revealing the Jeep Avenger 4x4 Concept. Announcing the 4x4 Concept at the finale of the Jeep brand press conference, Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO, said: “The Avenger has been designed as a Jeep vehicle from the outset, and the all-electric 4x2 model already offers some of the…
Toyota 2000GT - the final chapter
Oct 19, 2022 Motoring

Toyota 2000GT - the final chapter

During the 1960’s it was believed that Japanese cars did not offer the same level of quality and reliability as their western counterparts. However, this was far from the truth as Japanese cars were becoming increasingly popular globally and were proving to be more reliable than many offerings from the United States and Europe. Japanese manufacturers had models that competed in almost every…
2022 Paris Motor Show: because we love motor shows
Oct 17, 2022 Motoring

2022 Paris Motor Show: because we love motor shows

Renault loves to be at the 89th Paris Motor Show to shine a spotlight on its concept cars, show cars and new production models encapsulating the brand’s nouvelle vague, which kicked off a few months ago. The brand is unveiling three cars for the first time worldwide at its stand (in Hall 6): 4EVER Trophy, R5 TURBO 3E and All-new Kangoo E-Tech Electric. All-new Austral, Renault’s latest C segment…
New FTributo Special Edition, celebrating Maria Teresa De Filippis
Oct 17, 2022 Motoring

New FTributo Special Edition, celebrating Maria Teresa De Filippis

Maserati’s sporting DNA has inspired a new special edition, available for the Ghibli and Levante: the new FTributo Special Edition pays homage to Maria Teresa De Filippis and her story of audacity. Maria Teresa was the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, having done so aboard a Maserati 250F. The tenacious spirit of Maria Teresa De Filippis and the timeless reference to the racing…
Hidden Gem in White River Shows Ford Models Past and Present
Oct 14, 2022 Motoring

Hidden Gem in White River Shows Ford Models Past and Present

Collection includes over 60 vintage and classic Fords and 6 000 model cars Owner has driven his beloved Model T from Cape Town to White River Ford Thunderbird E-Series and two Sierras are firm favourites The ultimate for any Ford fan would be to visit the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, to be immersed in chapters of Ford’s heritage with influential vehicles ranging from the Model T to the…
Digital world premiere of the new EQE SUV
Oct 14, 2022 Motoring

Digital world premiere of the new EQE SUV

The all-rounder EV model covers a broad spectrum On Sunday, 16 October 2022, at 8:00 pm (CEST), Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG will unveil the new EQE SUV on the Mercedes me media platform at https://media.mercedes-benz.com/EQE-SUV and other digital channels. Afterwards, the digital world premiere will be available as video-on-demand. The new EQE SUV is the all-round EV model for both brands,…
Volvo Car South Africa announces range-wide MY23 updates, now available
Oct 14, 2022 Motoring

Volvo Car South Africa announces range-wide MY23 updates, now available

Volvo Car South Africa has announced a raft of Model Year 2023 updates for its range of premium vehicles, including the introduction of a new trim-level structure and a move to hybrid powertrains for the popular XC40 line-up. The facelifted compact SUV’s shift to these new B-badged models – which combine a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission with a…
Jaguar Classic reveals two exclusive ‘70-edition’ C-type Continuations to celebrate landmark anniversary
Oct 13, 2022 Motoring

Jaguar Classic reveals two exclusive ‘70-edition’ C-type Continuations to celebrate landmark anniversary

Two exclusive Jaguar C-type Continuations have been revealed seventy years since the C-type was at the pinnacle of sportscar racing. These Jaguars dominated the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans equipped with the pioneering disc-brakes, finishing first, second, fourth and ninth and breaking the average lap speed record Each C-type Continuation ‘70-Edition’ has been tailored in an evocative colour and…
The all-new BMW M2
Oct 12, 2022 Motoring

The all-new BMW M2

The new BMW M2 delivers signature M performance in a highly concentrated form. With its 338 kW six-cylinder in-line engine, an optionally available six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive, the second generation of the compact high-performance sports car promises unadulterated driving pleasure. The all-new BMW M2 will be available in South Africa from the second quarter of 2023. Compact…
All-new Nissan X-Trail: electrified family adventures
Oct 11, 2022 Motoring

All-new Nissan X-Trail: electrified family adventures

Muscular and modern design with advanced technology Effortless EV-drive feeling with e-POWER Confidence and control from innovative twin-motor e-4ORCE all-wheel drive system Only seven-seat electrified SUV in its segment 20 years of powering family adventures The next instalment of Nissan’s electrified product offensive is arriving soon in the form of the all-new, fourth generation X-Trail. Since…
F-TYPE marks 75 years of Jaguar sports cars and its final model year update
Oct 11, 2022 Motoring

F-TYPE marks 75 years of Jaguar sports cars and its final model year update

F-TYPE 75: To celebrate the final model year of F-TYPE and 75 years of Jaguar sports cars in 2023, customers can choose the F-TYPE 75 or F-TYPE R 75 special editions, powered by Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine in 331kW and 423kW forms respectively, in both Coupé and Convertible bodystyles Curated exclusivity: Featuring unique interior and exterior design elements, rich specifications…
The Renault 5 of the AIR-5 car club at the 2022 edition of Losange Passion International, in Linas-Montlhéry (France).
Oct 10, 2022 Motoring

Sixty Renault 5 and thousands of memories: a meeting of AIR-5 enthusiasts

Head to the ski slopes with a Renault 5, take it on daily errands, or drive off to meet with other car enthusiasts at events around Europe: this and more are the sorts of adventures enjoyed by members of the AIR-5 car club that brings together fans of the iconic Renault model that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. For a view into a larger-then-life collection of cars and a friendship not…
Leading automobile manufacturer, BAIC unveils its compact SUV with avant-garde styling: BEIJING X55
Oct 10, 2022 Motoring

Leading automobile manufacturer, BAIC unveils its compact SUV with avant-garde styling: BEIJING X55

Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC), one of the largest automobile manufacturers in China has announced the launch of its innovation-driven and iconic SUV, characterized by electrification, intelligence, connectivity and sharing. The BEIJING X55 is a compact SUV with avant-garde styling, excellent power, advanced technology and the latest generation of the BAIC Group's BMFA (Beijing modular…
2023 South African Car Of The Year Committee announced
Oct 10, 2022 Motoring

2023 South African Car Of The Year Committee announced

Mabuyane Mabuza the chairperson of the South African Car of the Year Competition (COTY) has announced the 2023 South African Car of the Year committee: Thami Masemola has worked for and contributed to various high-profile magazines, websites and newspapers including US-based motoring news hub Motor1 (formerly WorldCarFans.com), CAR magazine, TopCar, PiE magazine, Sowetan newspaper, ThisDay…
The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC: track-bred performance comes home
Oct 10, 2022 Motoring

The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC: track-bred performance comes home

Performance hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1 World’s first series production motor to feature an electric exhaust gas turbocharger 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine has an output of 300 kW, with brief additional boost of 10 kW Rear-axle steering is standard, as well as AMG Performance 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive C 43 will be built at Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s world-class plant…
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE: the dawn of a new era
Oct 10, 2022 Motoring

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE: the dawn of a new era

Performance hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1 2.0-litre at the front and electric motor on the rear axle for 500 kW system output World’s most powerful four-cylinder engine with an output of 350 kW AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive and active rear axle steering The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E is a real game-changer in the 55-year history of AMG. With know-how from…
The new BMW X1 on sale in South Africa
Oct 06, 2022 Motoring

The new BMW X1 on sale in South Africa

With its robust appearance and functional versatility, the new BMW X1 embodies an authentic experience of freedom and independence in day-to-day driving and on longer journeys. The X1 sDrive18i and sDrive18d will be followed in early 2023 by the all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30e. With its robust appearance and functional versatility, the new BMW X1 embodies an authentic experience of freedom and…
The new Maserati GranTurismo
Oct 03, 2022 Motoring

The new Maserati GranTurismo

One of the brand’s icons is back: Maserati presents the new GranTurismo, marking a new chapter in a story that began 75 years ago with the Maserati A6 1500. The GranTurismo coupé combines the high performance typical of a sports car with comfort suitable for long distances, in both the version with a powerful internal combustion engine and with the most innovative 100% electric solutions. It…
The new Volkswagen Tiguan R is now available in South Africa
Oct 03, 2022 Motoring

The new Volkswagen Tiguan R is now available in South Africa

The Volkswagen R model range has been expanded with the introduction of the all-new Tiguan R in the local market The Tiguan R will be available from Volkswagen dealers from October 2022 In the first week of October, Volkswagen will be launching its most powerful SUV, the Tiguan R, in the local market. The Tiguan R will join Volkswagen’s T SUV range in South Africa which currently consists of the…
SUBARU goes live with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for high performance computing
Oct 03, 2022 Motoring

SUBARU goes live with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for high performance computing

SUBARU Corporation has moved its simulation and 3D visualization workloads responsible for improving the quality of collision safety performance and driving performance to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). SUBARU was able to improve its development cycle, gain significant efficiencies and reduce operational costs by reducing computational timeframes by approximately 20 percent with High…
Citroën OLI: radical, responsible and optimitic approach initiates audacious future intentions for the brand
Sep 30, 2022 Motoring

Citroën oli: radical, responsible and optimitic approach initiates audacious future intentions for the brand

IMPETUS: Citroën ‘oli’ [all-ë] is a striking conceptual manifesto of intelligent ideas challenges the status quo; a destination for versatile and enjoyable all-electric mobility to enhance the lives and lifestyles of all kinds of people Citroën ‘oli’ [all-ë] dares to say ‘enough’ by bucking industry trends for heavier, more complex and expensive zero-emission family vehicles to meet societal and…
Lexus announces judges and mentors for the 2023 Lexus Design Award
Sep 30, 2022 Motoring

Lexus announces judges and mentors for the 2023 Lexus Design Award

Leading figures from the international design world will serve on the judging panel and mentoring team for the 2023 Lexus Design Award. Once again, the award is being supported by some of the most accomplished and globally respected designers from across an impressive breadth of creative disciplines. Designer Karim Rashid will join the team of judges for the first time, alongside returning…
No Time To Die Defenders raise £352,800 for charities in Christie’s Sixty Years of James Bond auction
Sep 29, 2022 Motoring

No Time To Die Defenders raise £352,800 for charities in Christie’s Sixty Years of James Bond auction

Defender stunt car from No Time To Die (2021) help raise £352,800 in official two-part charity auction marking 60 years of James Bond films Unique, UK-spec Defender V8 Bond Edition sold for £163,800 in aid of Tusk conservation charity Stunt Defender 110 with VIN 007, as seen in the film’s action scenes, sells for £189,000 to support British Red Cross The live auction held at Christie’s in London…
Pure driving pleasure, new updates: the BMW Z4 for model year 2023
Sep 29, 2022 Motoring

Pure driving pleasure, new updates: the BMW Z4 for model year 2023

A pure-bred roadster, more sporting and visually appealing than ever: this is the BMW Z4 for model year 2023. The latest version of the open-top two-seater incorporates a raft of detail updates, brings fresh design accents to the exterior, expands the range of standard equipment and adds new items to the options list. The new features underscore more than ever the sporting character of the BMW…
The first-ever BMW XM
Sep 29, 2022 Motoring

The first-ever BMW XM

As its 50th anniversary celebrations continue, BMW M GmbH brings us its first ever high-performance car with electrified drive system. A plug-in hybrid system comprising a V8 petrol engine and an exceptionally powerful electric motor endows the BMW XM with captivating dynamic prowess. The BMW XM will be on display at the upcoming 2022 BMW M Fest. Market introduction in South Africa will be from…
All-New Outlander Wins 2022 Australian Good Design Award
Sep 28, 2022 Motoring

All-New Outlander Wins 2022 Australian Good Design Award

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that the all-new Outlander won the 2022 Australian Good Design Award in the Product Design – Automotive and Transport segment. Organised by Good Design Australia, the Australian Good Design Awards has been promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958 and is recognized by the World Design Organization (WDO) as…
The Women's World Car of the year has signed up motoring journalist Liz Dobson from New Zealand, the country where Sandy Myhre founded the jury thirteen years ago
Sep 28, 2022 Motoring

The Women's World Car of the year has signed up motoring journalist Liz Dobson from New Zealand, the country where Sandy Myhre founded the jury thirteen years ago

With Dobson’s addition, WWCOTY's influence extends to 42 countries on five continents Dobson is one of her country's foremost motoring writers. She started out as a sports journalist and in 1995 began writing about cars. First in a national newspaper, then in lifestyle magazines, before joining Driven magazine, part of the New Zealand Herald, the country's largest newspaper. Working her way up to…
Next-Generation Ford Everest Is Bold Outside, a Sanctuary on the Inside and Engineered for Adventure
Sep 27, 2022 Motoring

Next-Generation Ford Everest Is Bold Outside, a Sanctuary on the Inside and Engineered for Adventure

Built tough and capable on the outside, next-gen Everest’s sanctuary-like interior provides occupants with a comfortable, safe, high-tech and inviting cabin designed for daily duties and long road-trips Everest offers a choice of durable powertrains that includes a new 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6, or the proven 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engines, both matched to advanced 10-speed automatic…
Experience a smart new world with the all-new Haval H6 HEV
Sep 26, 2022 Motoring

Experience a smart new world with the all-new Haval H6 HEV

The rumours are true. Alongside the successfully established H6 range, HAVAL brings you the long-anticipated HAVAL H6 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). As a global SUV brand, HAVAL’s line-up is constantly being refined to give you a first-class driving experience – and the All-New H6 HAVAL HEV is no exception. Are you ready for an advanced look into South Africa’s first-ever self-charging HAVAL…
Reservations for Wiesmann ‘Project Thunderball’ officially open
Sep 26, 2022 Motoring

Reservations for Wiesmann ‘Project Thunderball’ officially open

Customers now able to secure a place on the reservation list for the world’s first luxury electric roadster Prices will start at 300,000 Euros and first customer deliveries will be in 2024 ‘Project Thunderball’ is the perfect blend of advanced technology, superlative design and craftsmanship Wiesmann’s ground-breaking all-electric roadster is now available to reserve, it has been announced. From…
Inspired by the 2CV Fourgonnette, Citroën Berlingo goes back in time with Caselani
Sep 26, 2022 Motoring

Inspired by the 2CV Fourgonnette, Citroën Berlingo goes back in time with Caselani

Italian coachbuilder Caselani joined forces with Citroën’s design team to metamorphose the Citroën Berlingo into a 2CV van. Revisiting the style of the 2CV type AU, this conversion is a nod to one of the Brand’s iconic models – one that left its mark on generations. On a vintage-style body kit mounted on the model’s exterior, the conversion features generous rounded front-end panel, imposing…
Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment
Sep 26, 2022 Motoring

Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment

The latest model to receive the GR treatment in Toyota's line-up is the ever-popular Corolla Cross. This locally-built crossover was brought to market in the final quarter of 2021 and became an instant success story - frequently topping the passenger-vehicle sales charts, while also being crowned as South African Car of the Year (SA COTY). As part of the continued expansion of the Gazoo Racing…
Suzuki announces #JimnyGathering #BecauseJimny
Sep 26, 2022 Motoring

Suzuki announces #JimnyGathering #BecauseJimny

One year left before the largest gathering of Jimnys and the biggest jol in Mzanzi The countdown has started for the largest Suzuki Jimny gathering in the Southern Hemisphere… and possibly the world. Scheduled for 22 to 24 September 2023, the Jimny Safari Town Festival and Jimny Gathering will bring together hundreds, if not thousands of Jimny owners and fans to set a record for the largest…
10 years of Lexus design: from spindle grille to spindle body
Sep 23, 2022 Motoring

10 years of Lexus design: from spindle grille to spindle body

After 10 years as a defining style feature of every new Lexus model, the famous spindle grille is undergoing a transformation. In tune with a new era of electrified vehicles, the distinctive shape is evolving into a new “spindle body,” as seen on the upcoming new generation Lexus RX SUV and the all-electric RZ. The spindle grille has been an unmistakeable Lexus feature since it was first revealed…
Mitsubishi celebrates heritage with special edition Triton
Sep 23, 2022 Motoring

Mitsubishi celebrates heritage with special edition Triton

Mitsubishi has launched a special edition Triton in celebration of heritage month. The Triton Heritage Edition will be limited to 50 units. Buyers will be treated to an exclusive VIP customer care experience This heritage month, Mitsubishi will be celebrating their contribution to the South African motoring landscape with a limited edition Triton Heritage Edition model. This special treatment is…
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Appoints Beate Mey as Media Specialist for Vans
Sep 23, 2022 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz South Africa Appoints Beate Mey as Media Specialist for Vans

Mercedes-Benz South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Beate Mey as the PR and Internal Communication Specialist for Mercedes-Benz Vans. In her role, Beate will be responsible for media releases, internal communication, dealer communication as well as managing media engagement and friend of the brand interactions for Mercedes-Benz Vans. Beate is a content and communication…
R5 TURBO 3E, born to drift
Sep 23, 2022 Motoring

R5 TURBO 3E, born to drift

A spectacular, all-electric show car designed for drifting, to pay tribute as part of the Renault 5’s 50th anniversary celebrations, to the model’s most storied sports versions: the Renault 5 Turbo and Turbo 2. This reinterpretation is deliberately exuberant and its performance is at the top of its class . Oriented "fun" and "gaming", it is also turned towards the digital via the NFT. R5 TURBO 3E…
Nissan introduces the rebirth of an icon with launch of the third generation Qashqai
Sep 23, 2022 Motoring

Nissan introduces the rebirth of an icon with launch of the third generation Qashqai

Nissan is pleased to lift the veil off the all-new Qashqai to the South African market – a welcomed introduction after months of anticipation and excitement. Hailed as one of the pioneers of the crossover segment, the Qashqai has always been an industry benchmark and the third-generation’s introduction, with its fresh, modern and sporty style, has retained the model’s identity, signalling a…
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE: the dawn of a new era
Sep 22, 2022 Motoring

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE: the dawn of a new era

Performance hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1 2.0-litre at the front and electric motor on the rear axle for 500 kW system output World’s most powerful four-cylinder engine with an output of 350 kW AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive and active rear axle steering The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E is a real game-changer in the 55-year history of AMG. With know-how from…
Bold Design Captures Raptor Family DNA In Next-Gen Ranger Raptor
Sep 20, 2022 Motoring

Bold Design Captures Raptor Family DNA In Next-Gen Ranger Raptor

A behind-the-scenes look at the process to create the most powerful Ranger Raptor yet 4000kg of clay, hundreds of sketches, litres of paint and thousands of hours work went into creating the next-generation Ranger Raptor Every detail hand crafted to deliver both form, function and an emotional connection to the vehicle Take a sneak peek behind the Ford Design curtain and learn, in 90 seconds,…
Nissan Qashqai headed for the South African market
Sep 20, 2022 Motoring

Nissan Qashqai headed for the South African market

Nissan South Africa to introduce the all-new Qashqai Nissan South Africa is reinforcing its position as a leader in the South African crossover segment with the introduction of the all-new, segment-defining, third-generation Qashqai later this month. In South Africa, the previous two generations defined the domestic crossover market and have set the bar higher with every version. "As part of the…
Lead by example: The all-new Kia Sportage
Sep 16, 2022 Motoring

Lead by example: The all-new Kia Sportage

Three decades of Sportage culminates in the most complete version of Kia’s global best-selling SUV High specification and exceptional value for money across the range gives customers maximum choice Turbocharged powertrain and standard dual-clutch transmission ensures dynamic performance and every-day frugality Advanced technology and advanced driver assistance systems abound Three different…
The All-new GranTurismo takes to the streets. The Maserati Family is in the driving seat
Sep 16, 2022 Motoring

The All-new GranTurismo takes to the streets. The Maserati Family is in the driving seat

The new Maserati GranTurismo has taken to the road ahead of its official reveal, in the Modena and Trofeo versions fitted with the V6 Nettuno engine. GranTurismo is the Brand’s true icon and its energy is unstoppable: the high-performance coupé is already travelling many miles, with a selected number of employees from the Maserati Family in the driving seat. The livery has only one main message:…
Toyota Hilux GR Sport - 165 kW of Attitude
Sep 16, 2022 Motoring

Toyota Hilux GR Sport - 165 kW of Attitude

Hilux GR Sport continues Toyota South Africa's GR product roll-out Engine outputs boosted to 165 kW and 550 Nm GR-specific suspension tuning Bespoke exterior design with distinctive GR-Sport front grille treatment Wider overfenders and black exterior-trim package Leather/Alcantara interior trim with unique GR accents 17" Alloy wheels shod with 265-65-R17 tyres Hot on the heels of the Corolla…
All-New Ford Mustang Redefines Driving Freedom with Immersive Digital Cockpit, Advanced Engines and Bold Style
Sep 16, 2022 Motoring

All-New Ford Mustang Redefines Driving Freedom with Immersive Digital Cockpit, Advanced Engines and Bold Style

Nearly 60 years after its debut, the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang is the most exhilarating and fun-to-drive yet, thanks to a completely reimagined driving experience Immersive digital cockpit inspired by fighter jets features two large customisable digital displays while Ford Power-Up software updates create an upgradable ownership experience Head-turning design with unique styling…
Benchmark for Street and Track, Ford Introduces Mustang Dark Horse and New Family of Track-Only Race Ponies
Sep 16, 2022 Motoring

Benchmark for Street and Track, Ford Introduces Mustang Dark Horse and New Family of Track-Only Race Ponies

All-new Ford Mustang Dark Horse is the first new Mustang performance series in 21 years, featuring a sinister yet premium exterior and interior styling hinting at the best performance ever from its new 5.0-litre V8, projecting 500 horsepower Mustang Dark Horse with available Handling Package is the most track-capable 5.0-litre V8 street-legal Mustang ever, thanks to improved aerodynamics,…
Practicality re-defined: The all-new Volkswagen Polo Sedan
Sep 15, 2022 Motoring

Practicality re-defined: The all-new Volkswagen Polo Sedan

Volkswagen’s dominance in the A0 segment will be bolstered by the introduction of the new Polo Sedan A striking exterior, stylish interior and a host of technological features make the new Polo Sedan a complete package The new Polo Sedan boasts practicality with a massive boot space of 521 litres The new Polo Sedan is now available at Volkswagen dealers The only sedan in the Volkswagen model…
Revolution in the car industry: Parts made from recycled fishing nets.
Sep 13, 2022 Motoring

Revolution in the car industry: Parts made from recycled fishing nets.

Unique recycling process creates a recycled plastic material from ocean waste CO2 emissions are reduced by 25 percent compared to conventionally manufactured components Ocean plastics used to make floor mats in the BMW iX and the BMW X1 The BMW Group aims to use thermoplastics made from 40 percent recycled material in its new vehicles by 2030 In a first for the automotive industry, the models of…
All-New second-generation Honda BR-V takes on an undeniable SUV identity
Sep 12, 2022 Motoring

All-New second-generation Honda BR-V takes on an undeniable SUV identity

Attractive and bold new styling High-quality interior with practical and versatile configuration Full suite of advanced safety features Updated chassis, suspension and body rigidity Honda Motor Southern Africa is solidifying its presence in the growing 7-seater SUV market in South Africa with the introduction of the All-New second-generation of the BR-V. Compared to its predecessor, the new model…
6 world premieres for Renault Group at the 2022 Paris Motor Show
Sep 12, 2022 Motoring

6 world premieres for Renault Group at the 2022 Paris Motor Show

The Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Mobilize brands will be showcased at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. Press conference by Luca de Meo, Chief Executive Officer of Renault Group and Renault brand, on 17 October from 9:00 am to 9:30 am at the Renault stand. World premieres, the latest novelties, innovations, and partnerships will be on display at the 89th edition. The Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Mobilize…
Chery upgrades three Tiggo 4 Pro models
Sep 08, 2022 Motoring

Chery upgrades three Tiggo 4 Pro models

Cloth interior replaced with vegan leather 6 airbags standard across range Elite SE now with ADAS suite Customers have spoken, and Chery has listened. The Chinese powerhouse this week announced that it will introduce three new models in the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro range, all with a higher level of specifications and all offering industry-leading levels of specifications and luxury. “In November this…
Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S-Class “Edition 100” to come under the hammer, profits to go to Gift of the Givers
Sep 05, 2022 Motoring

Exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S-Class “Edition 100” to come under the hammer, profits to go to Gift of the Givers

Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC “Edition 100” to be auctioned at a glittering event at Mercedes-Benz Sandton on 3 September. Auction profits will be donated to Gift of the Givers Foundation. “Edition 100” S-Class - the only one in South Africa and one of just 100 globally-celebrates 100 years of Maybach automotive manufacturing. This follows the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class’ South African launch…
High-performance redefined: The all-new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan
Sep 02, 2022 Motoring

High-performance redefined: The all-new Audi RS 3 Sportback and Sedan

Legendary five-cylinder engine is now even better - greater torque, greater pull, and greater top speed. New torque splitter, used for the first time in an Audi, providing greater lateral dynamics and stability. A more expressive design combined with RS-specific controls turns the latest RS 3 models into premium sports cars suitable for everyday use. With the third generation of the Audi RS 3…
Sprinter Spring: Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Arrive, Just in Time for Tourism Month
Sep 02, 2022 Motoring

Sprinter Spring: Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Arrive, Just in Time for Tourism Month

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter epitomises spaciousness, comfort and safety. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this vehicle has taken the South African tourism industry by storm. “When being transported to your holiday destination, everyone wants a first-class shuttle experience; everyone wants a Mercedes-Benz Vans experience.” Nadia Trimmel, the president of Mercedes-Benz Vans SA, says. “From the very…
Classic Cars, Custom Bikes on auction. Picture -  DMC DeLorean
Sep 02, 2022 Motoring

Classic Cars, Custom Bikes on auction

Are you a vintage car, motorbike, and collectibles enthusiast? Then do not miss out on Liquidity Services’ latest vehicles, motorbikes, and collectibles online auction. A host of incredible lots are now available on our online marketplace, AllSurplus, at https://www.allsurplus.com/events/23831 The online auction closing on the 6th of September 2022 will feature assets such as a 2000 Harley…
Performing art: Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio continue to seduce
Aug 31, 2022 Motoring

Performing art: Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio continue to seduce

Updated Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio remain the most admired mobility partner for the discerning enthusiast. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce replaces previous Stelvio Super Limited slip differential added to Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Giulia QV and Stelvio Q continue as 375kW performance powerhouses with carbon accents Alfa Romeo’s most-awarded cars ever, the Giulia and Stelvio have been lavished with…
Volvo Car South Africa unleashes The Beast 2.0!
Aug 31, 2022 Motoring

Volvo Car South Africa unleashes The Beast 2.0!

The Beast 2.0 has been unleashed! Volvo Car South Africa revealed an extensively customised version of its popular XC60 plug-in hybrid at the 2022 Festival of Motoring, with The Beast 2.0 wowing attendees of the show at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Three years ago at the last running of the event, the Swedish firm’s local division debuted The Beast, billing it as the most extreme XC90 the…
Experience More of Life with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter AWD Motorhome
Aug 30, 2022 Motoring

Experience More of Life with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter AWD Motorhome

From the picturesque Garden Route to the sun-kissed plains of the Lowveld and the rolling mountains of the Drakensburg, it’s easy to see why South Africa has been ranked as one of the top travelling destinations in the world. The beautifully diverse land has beckoned adventure seekers and nature lovers for generations and, now, thanks to Mercedes-Benz Vans, it’s calling you on a whole new…
Festival of Motoring 2022 Post Show Report
Aug 29, 2022 Motoring

Festival of Motoring 2022 Post Show Report

To all our visitors, sponsors, partners and exhibitors thank you for attending Festival of Motoring 2022. Thank you for having the courage to take part in this years’ event and in doing so helping us to bring back this amazing show after 2 years. It has been our privilege to facilitate the process of bringing the OEM's, stakeholders, and consumers back together. The joy for both visitors and…
All-new Lexus RX: luxury expressed in interior design simplicity
Aug 29, 2022 Motoring

All-new Lexus RX: luxury expressed in interior design simplicity

Lexus evolves its interior design approach with a clean, uncluttered interior for the all-new RX large luxury SUV Focus on a refined and spacious cabin, rich in sensory quality Tazuna cockpit concept makes the driver feel at one with their car Lavish details and flourishes are not necessarily the best way to express luxury. A “less is more” approach with design simplicity can be a much more…
Next-Gen Everest Built for the Adventurous, Providing Amazing Capability When the Road Runs Out
Aug 29, 2022 Motoring

Next-Gen Everest Built for the Adventurous, Providing Amazing Capability When the Road Runs Out

Up to six selectable drive modesi ensure next-gen Everest is comfortable and capable on- or off-road 50mm longer wheelbase and wider track has enhanced stability on- and off-road, and improved approach and departure angles Two 4x4 systems were developed for next-gen Everest, while towing capability has been improved with a raft of new features as well as an improved maximum braked towing capacity…
The Kia EV9 undergoes final technical testing ahead of 2023 world debut
Aug 29, 2022 Motoring

The Kia EV9 undergoes final technical testing ahead of 2023 world debut

Kia’s next all-electric vehicle, the EV9 SUV, undergoes final rigorous testing The Kia EV9 world premiere is set for first quarter of 2023 Designed and engineered to transform the large electric SUV segment New EV9 flagship model pushed to limits of durability on gruelling selection of tracks, roads and surfaces Kia has revealed details of the final intensive testing program undertaken by the Kia…
Suzuki reveals a new breed of Grand Vitara at Festival of Motoring
Aug 29, 2022 Motoring

Suzuki reveals a new breed of Grand Vitara at Festival of Motoring

New flagship revealed shortly after global launch Grand Vitara to feature Smart Hybrid technology FOM reveal to precede Q1 2023 launch Suzuki Auto South Africa has unveiled its new flagship model, the Grand Vitara, at the Festival Of Motoring on Thursday, 25 August. With its reveal, South Africa becomes one of the first countries in the world to show this model after its debut in India on 20…
The EQA: Electric athlete in compact form
Aug 26, 2022 Motoring

The EQA: Electric athlete in compact form

The EQA is the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The electro-aesthetics of its design are indicative of the Progressive Luxury of the Mercedes-EQ brand. Timeless design and intuitive operation are at the forefront of the EQA offering. This new sports SUV features various exceptional Mercedes-Benz functions, such as MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The…
Introducing the 2022 Festival of Motoring’s not-so-mellow Yellow Zone
Aug 26, 2022 Motoring

Introducing the 2022 Festival of Motoring’s not-so-mellow Yellow Zone

Hosted within the refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s secondary pitlane area, visitors to the 2022 Festival of Motoring’s Yellow Zone have an opportunity to not only ride “shotgun” alongside some of the finest drift drivers in the country but – in a somewhat more surefooted environment – also get behind the wheel of a potential new purchase. Why not use the opportunity to experience…
Leading automobile manufacturer, BAIC set to showcase its offroad range at the Festival of Motoring in Kyalami
Aug 25, 2022 Motoring

Leading automobile manufacturer, BAIC set to showcase its offroad range at the Festival of Motoring in Kyalami

Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. (BAIC), one of the largest automobile manufacturers in China will be demonstrating its innovation-driven offroad range vehicles, characterized by electrification, intelligence, connectivity and sharing. Established in 1958 and headquartered in Beijing, BAIC has now developed into a large State-owned automobile enterprise group covering the R&D and manufacturing…
All systems go at Festival of Motoring’s Green Zone!
Aug 25, 2022 Motoring

All systems go at Festival of Motoring’s Green Zone!

Assuming pride of place overlooking the start line at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the 2022 Festival of Motoring’s Green Zone plays host to some of South Africa’s largest automotive brands, together with a premium selection of displays and entertainment by some of the biggest names in the industry. Assuming pride of place overlooking the start line at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the 2022 Festival…
Stellantis brands poised to impress at FOM 2022
Aug 25, 2022 Motoring

Stellantis brands poised to impress at FOM 2022

Jeep®, Fiat, Peugeot, Opel, Citroën, Abarth and Alfa Romeo on display and ready to experience at Festival of Motoring 2022 First opportunity since 2019 to engage with existing and potential customers in person FOM aligns with Stellantis’ focus on access to new product and engaging towards improving customer satisfaction South Africans are keen to get back out there into the exciting experiences…
Maserati at Monterey Car Week 2022
Aug 24, 2022 Motoring

Maserati at Monterey Car Week 2022

The United States debut of the MC20 Cielo super sports car and prestigious “House of Maserati” made the Trident brand the star of the prestigious Pebble Beach event in California Maserati had a prominent presence in Monterey, California, during the prestigious “Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance” weekend. The event, which began with the North American debut of the MC20 Cielo – the new open-top…
Art on display at Festival of Motoring
Aug 23, 2022 Motoring

Art on display at Festival of Motoring

Chery OMODA 5 on show at FOM First appearance of fashionable next generation Chery in Africa OMODA 5 confirmed for South African introduction Chery is preparing to wow South African crowds with its newest sport SUV – the OMODA 5 – at the Festival of Motoring. The new SUV was confirmed for its first viewing on the African continent as part of Chery’s display at Kyalami. It is expected that it will…
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Aug 23, 2022 Motoring

Shocking the performance world: The 430kW Kia EV6 GT debuts at Monterey Car Week

Most powerful Kia production vehicle ever: 430kW all-electric Kia EV6 GT accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 161 mph Engineered to compete with supercars and optimised for performance: 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor; “Drift Mode” to unlock increased capacity and performance, larger diameter disc brakes with quad-piston front…
Mercedes-Benz to electrify showgoers at Festival of Motoring with the local launch of its EQ range
Aug 23, 2022 Motoring

Mercedes-Benz to electrify showgoers at Festival of Motoring with the local launch of its EQ range

Mercedes-Benz South Africa will showcase four models from the EQ range at Festival of Motoring. Visitors to the show can interact with the EQA, EQB, EQC and EQS, which launch in the South African market this year. They will also have the opportunity to experience the Mercedes-EQ models around Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa this month officially launches its local EQ…
MasterDrive at Festival of Motoring: a few days away
Aug 22, 2022 Motoring

MasterDrive at Festival of Motoring: a few days away

The first Festival of Motoring since 2019 is just a few days away and MasterDrive looks forward to welcoming Gauteng’s motoring enthusiast to our activations. For MasterDrive, the Festival will kick off with their Women with Drive event to be held at the Kyalami conference centre in the first hybrid format for this particular event. MasterDrive will also be found on the track for VIP guests and…
Next-Gen Ranger Raptor Owners Can Dial-Up Their Exhaust Sound With Modes Ranging from Mild to Wild
Aug 20, 2022 Motoring

Next-Gen Ranger Raptor Owners Can Dial-Up Their Exhaust Sound With Modes Ranging from Mild to Wild

Next-gen 292kW V6 Ranger Raptor is equipped with a 2.5-inch active valve exhaust system that allows owners to select the exhaust sound they want Stay in the good books with your neighbours by setting next-gen Ranger Raptor to start up in Quiet mode Baja mode for your phone: download the Ford Ranger Raptor Baja exhaust file to create a unique ringtone The next-generation Ranger Raptor is not only…
Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment
Aug 18, 2022 Motoring

Toyota Corolla Cross Gets the GR-S Treatment

The latest model to receive the GR treatment in Toyota's line-up is the ever-popular Corolla Cross. This locally-built crossover was brought to market in the final quarter of 2021 and became an instant success story, frequently topping the passenger-vehicle sales charts, while also being crowned as South African Car of the Year (SA COTY). As part of the continued expansion of the Gazoo Racing…
All-New Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Breaks New Ground in the Full-size SUV Segment
Aug 18, 2022 Motoring

All-New Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Breaks New Ground in the Full-size SUV Segment

Most awarded SUV ever delivers even more legendary 4x4 capability, premium on-road refinement, craftsmanship, comfort, with the most advanced safety and technology features in its class Stellantis is thrilled to launch the All-New Grand Cherokee L, a new milestone on the road to achieving its ambition to become the leading automotive company in the region. The All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L,…
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
Aug 17, 2022 Motoring

First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV

Avantgarde architecture showcases a hyper-analogue theme The EQE SUV will celebrate its world premiere on 16 October 2022 The EQE SUV is the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon, available just like this latter model with the key innovations of the EQS yet at the same time more dynamic than the EQS SUV. In terms of headroom and legroom, as well as elbow room, the five-seater EQE SUV…
Mitsubishi targets business users with the new single cab Triton GL – marks the introduction of the facelifted range
Aug 17, 2022 Motoring

Mitsubishi targets business users with the new single cab Triton GL – marks the introduction of the facelifted range

The single cab Triton GL marks the introduction of the Triton range facelift rollout Triton range provides exciting facelifted features for fleets and leisure users Aggressively priced at R409 995 the single cab is well specced as a robust workhorse Low cost of ownership with affordable parts bundle High level of safety, practicality and reliability boosted by an inclusive manufacturer’s warranty…
Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars
Aug 16, 2022 Motoring

Introducing the DBR22: celebrating a decade of exclusivity and a lifetime of thrilling open-cockpit sportscars

Aston Martin unveil DBR22 - a stunning two-seater open cockpit concept at Monterey Car Week Design concept celebrates 10th anniversary of Q by Aston Martin, the ultra-luxury marques’ bespoke division Unique, coach-built design evokes iconic Aston Martin racers such as DBR1 and DB3S All-new carbon fibre bodywork clothes potent V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain Showcase for new production techniques, such…
Toyota C-HR - Coupe-like Crossover Updated
Aug 15, 2022 Motoring

Toyota C-HR - Coupe-like Crossover Updated

Having made its global debut in 2016, the Toyota C-HR ushered in Toyota's new expressive design language and Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform construction. This visually arresting crossover challenged traditional perceptions of the Toyota brand, and delivered a refined driving experience, engaging dynamics and a sense of solidity akin to premium segment vehicles. Following the…
Production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE has started
Aug 11, 2022 Motoring

Production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE has started

The all-new hypercar with F1 technology goes into small-series production. Only 275 units of the all-new Mercedes-AMG ONE will be built in total, and job#1 of the exclusive production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar (fuel consumption weighted, combined: 8.7 L/100 km; combined weighted CO2 emissions: 198 g/km; combined weighted electrical consumption: 32.0 kWh/100 km) has now begun. The first…
New Range Rover Sport pricing announced
Aug 08, 2022 Motoring

New Range Rover Sport pricing announced

Full line-up comprises 10 model derivatives including Dynamic S, SE and HSE, Autobiography and First Edition specifications Four engine choices include an extended range electric hybrid, six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel options, and an all-new V8 Twin Turbo with 390kW Customer deliveries of the most dynamic Range Rover Sport yet are set to begin in October All Land Rover vehicles come with…
Rajesh Gupta CEO of Mahindra SA with the XUV700
Aug 08, 2022 Motoring

XUV700, Scorpio-N to make first public appearance at India Day Carnival

Most advanced and awarded Mahindra XUV700 on display XIUV700 the highest five-star crash test recipient in GNCAP history XUV700 and Scorpio-N set new records in launch orders with thousands of customers joining the family soon after launch South Africans will have their first opportunity to view Mahindra’s new range of authentic SUVs and two of the most highly anticipated vehicles from the brand…
All-New Honda Civic RS combines heritage and technology in an attractive, well-rounded, and modern package
Aug 05, 2022 Motoring

All-New Honda Civic RS combines heritage and technology in an attractive, well-rounded, and modern package

Traditional Civic DNA enhanced for a vehicle of the future Attention to detail ensures a refined and comfortable interior Safety credentials bolstered through improved technology Enhanced powertrain raises the bar in terms of performance Honda Motor Southern Africa is proudly maintaining its presence in the C sedan segment with the introduction of the All-New, eleventh-generation Honda Civic.…
Extra 10 Warranty Program: Maserati launches the new 10-year warranty program
Aug 04, 2022 Motoring

Extra 10 Warranty Program: Maserati launches the new 10-year warranty program

Flexibility, innovation and personalisation: these are the fundamental factors that guide the Maserati Personal Service Lab in the development of new services dedicated to its customers. Maserati introduces the new Extra10 Warranty Program, to extend the coverage of powertrain components – engine, gearbox, transmission – until the car turns 10 years old. Offered in addition to the existing…
Pole Position for the 2022 Festival of Motoring!
Aug 04, 2022 Motoring

Pole Position for the 2022 Festival of Motoring!

An established highlight on the annual South African motoring calendar, the Festival of Motoring returns in 2022 to offer visitors of all ages an engaging, fully interactive celebration of modern mobility. Hosted at the home of South African motorsport, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the 5th instalment of the Festival of Motoring aims to offer something for everyone when it comes to their favourite…
BMW South Africa announces pricing for the all-new BMW 7 Series, including its first-ever fully electric luxury sedan
Aug 01, 2022 Motoring

BMW South Africa announces pricing for the all-new BMW 7 Series, including its first-ever fully electric luxury sedan

With the new BMW 7 Series, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium vehicles is creating forward-looking ways to enjoy driving pleasure, unsurpassed long-distance comfort and a top-end digital experience. Central to this reinterpretation is the first-ever BMW i7, which will be introduced alongside petrol and diesel variants in South Africa. Forty-five years on from the debut of the BMW…
New T6 2.0L VVT Petrol now available at JAC Motors' dealers
Jul 29, 2022 Motoring

New T6 2.0L VVT Petrol now available at JAC Motors' dealers

Great performance from the new fuel-efficient 2.0L VVT petrol engine Versatile workhorse to suit the needs of entrepreneurs and big fleet operators Comfortable driving experience for all lifestyle requirements The T6 is JAC Motors' sixth-generation international pick-up design. It was launched as the best competitive offering in the Chinese market in 2015, with the lowest sticker price, best…
Why the Lexus RZ’S exterior design takes inspiration from the Cheetah and dares to be different
Jul 29, 2022 Motoring

Why the Lexus RZ’S exterior design takes inspiration from the Cheetah and dares to be different

Cheetah’s sprinting power inspired RZ’s poise Design expresses electrification’s performance, driving pleasure, and refinement “Next Chapter” spindle body hints at Lexus’ future design direction “Seamless E-motion” concept characterises liveliness with smoothness Perhaps the most striking characteristic of the new Lexus RZ is its appearance. Lexus’ first pure battery electric vehicle (BEV) stands…
Bid for Bond: No Time To Die Defenders, Range Rover and Jaguar in 007 charity auction at Christie’s
Jul 29, 2022 Motoring

Bid for Bond: No Time To Die Defenders, Range Rover and Jaguar in 007 charity auction at Christie’s

Defender, Range Rover and Jaguar stunt cars from ‘No Time To Die’ in charity auction to mark 60 years of James Bond films Stunt Defender 110 with VIN 007, as seen in the film’s action scenes, to be auctioned to support British Red Cross Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar XF stunt cars from ‘No Time To Die’ also part of charity auction lot Unique, UK specification Defender V8 Bond Edition also to be…
Land Rover Classic reveals limited edition expedition inspired classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II
Jul 28, 2022 Motoring

Land Rover Classic reveals limited edition expedition inspired classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II

Land Rover Classic is paying tribute to the legacy of global Land Rover expeditions by creating 25 Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II vehicles finished in a unique exterior design Distinctive adventure inspired camouflage features 23 locations that have played a part in Land Rover’s illustrious off-roading and exploration adventures over more than 70 years The iconic silhouette of Defender and…
Toyota GR Yaris - More of this Hot Hatch Icon
Jul 27, 2022 Motoring

Toyota GR Yaris - More of this Hot Hatch Icon

Second allocation of acclaimed GR Yaris for South Africa One single grade catering to enthusiasts Addition of reverse camera and rear PDC to boost convenience Continues to offer all the characteristics that have made it an Icon Launched in 2021, the Toyota GR Yaris achieved worldwide acclaim for its combination of performance, driver engagement and motorsport-infused pedigree. Having raked in a…
The RX story – “Next Chapter” design
Jul 27, 2022 Motoring

The RX story – “Next Chapter” design

New RX styling advances Lexus “Next Chapter” design to communicate performance and driving enjoyment Design also references RX’s heritage and iconic status for Lexus Elongated bonnet, sculpted door panels, flared wings and larger wheels communicate a sense of power New “spindle body” design approach for the front end, with signature Lexus grille seamlessly integrated into the bodywork Coupe-like…
Exclusive 670kW Shelby King of the Road Adds New Chapter to 60-year Legacy
Jul 26, 2022 Motoring

Exclusive 670kW Shelby King of the Road Adds New Chapter to 60-year Legacy

Limited run of 225 examples for global customers, available in SA for the first time Based on the GT500, the new Shelby upgrades are suited to track driving Each Shelby King of the Road is documented in the official Shelby Registry The Shelby Mustang King of the Road is one of the most famous models to bear the Shelby name and is making a return this year to honour the company’s 60th anniversary.…
Maserati Project24: radically unique on the track
Jul 26, 2022 Motoring

Maserati Project24: radically unique on the track

Maserati presents Project24. A project (referred to by a codename) of a limited series of super sports car - only 62 units - to raise the brand's unlimited performance to a new level of adrenaline on the track. The truly extreme track-only car inherits the specifications of the Maserati MC20, enhancing it with technical specifications that have advanced even further: the state-of-the-art V6…
Volvo announces SA pricing for new all-electric XC40 P6 Recharge
Jul 20, 2022 Motoring

Volvo announces SA pricing for new all-electric XC40 P6 Recharge

Volvo Car South Africa has announced pricing for its highly anticipated XC40 P6 Recharge, billing the new single-motor model as the most affordable all-electric luxury vehicle on the local market. The order books will officially open on Tuesday 26 July at 8am, with the XC40 P6 Recharge available exclusively online through the My Volvo website from a starting price of R1 075 000. A limited number…
Mahindra reveals range of Authentic Bakkies
Jul 20, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra reveals range of Authentic Bakkies

Pik Up Karoo Dusk upgraded and joined by Karoo Dawn and Karoo Storm All three models available at R614 999 Building on the momentum created by its new “Twin Peak” brand identity and its brand positioning of “Unleash The Explorer In You”, Mahindra has expanded its dynamic range of new Authentic Bakkies with three new special edition Pik Up models. The three special new Pik Up models further expand…
Hyundai’s Creta gets stylish makeover with a fresh new face
Jul 19, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai’s Creta gets stylish makeover with a fresh new face

Hyundai’s Creta has received an eye-catching styling makeover which – coupled with its comprehensive list of standard features and outstanding ride qualities – will continue to make this Korean compact SUV a popular choice in a very competitive segment of the South African car market. The new Creta range comprises three derivatives with two different specification levels: Premium and Executive.…
All in for less – the upgraded Suzuki Ertiga
Jul 18, 2022 Motoring

All in for less – the upgraded Suzuki Ertiga

Rationalised line-up now with higher specifications ESP added as standard across the range GLX model removed It is “More For Less” in typical Suzuki fashion as the Ertiga range receives additional safety specifications in a more simplified, but better specified, line-up. “Since launching the Ertiga in 2019, we have heard from Suzuki families and fleet customers that they value the same features:…
All-new Toyota Crown Premieres
Jul 18, 2022 Motoring

All-new Toyota Crown Premieres

One of Toyota's longest running nameplates transitions to a global model Reimagined for the modern era and evolving customer needs Four new models in four distinct body styles A raft of technological advancements Advanced, high-efficiency hybrid powertrains TNGA platform affords superb ride & handling, comfort and refinement The Crown made its initial debut in 1955 as Toyota's first mass…
Driven by the theme of  Aspiration, Celebration and Innovation, The Festival of Motoring will feed your Automotive passion this August
Jul 11, 2022 Motoring

Driven by the theme of Aspiration, Celebration and Innovation, The Festival of Motoring will feed your Automotive passion this August

With the list of exhibitors, partners, and sponsors growing daily. the Festival of Motoring 2022 is definitely going to be the year's highlight of the motoring event calendar. This year the 5th edition of the Festival of Motoring and will take place at the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 26 – 28 August 2022. The variety of track events will provide unforgettable entertainment for the…
VWSA celebrates 500 000th unit of current Polo
Jul 08, 2022 Motoring

VWSA celebrates 500 000th unit of current Polo

The Kariega plant has been building the current Polo since 2018 The Polo is sold locally and exported to 38 countries Less than five years since the launch of the current Polo model, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated the half-million mark of this vehicle being built in Kariega. The 500 000th unit of the current Polo recently rolled off the production line at the Kariega plant. This…
Start living with the new Kia Sonet turbo
Jul 07, 2022 Motoring

Start living with the new Kia Sonet turbo

New 1.0 T-GDi EX and EX+ derivatives supplement popular 1.5 LX and EX models Flagship EX+ trim level adds myriad luxury, convenience and safety items Turbocharged petrol engine boasts effortless performance Just more than a year ago, Kia South Africa invited buyers to begin their SUV life when launching the all-new Sonet. Since then, more than 3,500 motorists have done exactly that, reinforcing…
New Volkswagen Amarok global premiere takes place this week
Jul 05, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen Amarok global premiere takes place this week

The much-anticipated global premiere of the new Volkswagen Amarok takes place on 7 July 2022 The new Volkswagen Amarok will also be launched at a global media event in South Africa later this year The new Volkswagen Amarok will retail in South Africa from the first quarter of 2023 The new Volkswagen Amarok will be officially unveiled during its global premiere on Thursday, 7 July 2022. “We are…
New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail from the first week of July
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail from the first week of July

The new Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022 The starting price of the Volkswagen T-Roc range is R563 800 Volkswagen’s new T-Roc will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 5 July 2022. The T-Roc is positioned between the recently launched Taigo and the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s T SUV model range. Since market introduction in 2020, the Volkswagen T-Roc has sold 4 490…
XUV700 unleashes new era for Mahindra
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

XUV700 unleashes new era for Mahindra

Authentic global SUV, designed to refine the segment, confirmed for SA First units in country for final testing and homologation XUV700 to proudly carry the new Mahindra “Twin Peaks” logo South African introduction scheduled for Q4, 2022 The first units of the Mahindra XUV700, the company’s authentic flagship SUV, have arrived in South Africa. The vehicle was showcased alongside the Scorpio-N at…
New Renault Triber Express makes its debut
Jul 04, 2022 Motoring

New Renault Triber Express makes its debut

To think that the popular Renault TRIBER has been in the marketplace for over 2 years. The spacious and versatile TRIBER passenger model has proven to be an appealing offering with exceptional value-for-money cementing a strong foothold as a top contender in the AB Entry Hatch segment. In a bid to expand the Renault range, and to meet the market needs, we have now extended the TRIBER Model range…
Hyundai reveals IONIQ 6 – an Electrified Streamliner
Jul 02, 2022 Motoring

Hyundai reveals IONIQ 6 – an Electrified Streamliner

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the streamlined and timeless design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle line-up brand. The IONIQ 6, which Hyundai describes as an Electrified Streamliner, is aerodynamically sculpted and makes innovative use of sustainable materials to reflect today’s EV customers’ values. Inspired by Hyundai’s Prophecy…
Mahindra unveils the All-New Scorpio-N in South Africa
Jun 29, 2022 Motoring

Mahindra unveils the All-New Scorpio-N in South Africa

Mahindra takes the wraps off the All-New Scorpio-N, its go-anywhere SUV A first-ever simultaneous global unveiling of a product by Mahindra Scorpio-N proudly carries new Mahindra Twin Peaks logo Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., yesterday unveiled its much-awaited SUV, the ‘All-New Scorpio-N’ in South Africa. Combining performance, technology, capability and innovation, the All-New Scorpio-N packs an…
Exclusive Ford Mustang California Special Arrives in SA, 100 Units Available for Enthusiast Customers
Jun 28, 2022 Motoring

Exclusive Ford Mustang California Special Arrives in SA, 100 Units Available for Enthusiast Customers

Ford Mustang California Special channels the spirit of iconic 1968 original with unique design details including “colour shift” decals, limited to just 100 units for South Africa Available exclusively in Fastback coupé guise, California Special is built for enthusiasts with 330kW 5.0-litre V8 and advanced 10-speed automatic transmission Mustang California Special priced at R1 154 900 (incl. VAT)…
Lexus brings electrified excitement to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jun 27, 2022 Motoring

Lexus brings electrified excitement to the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Festival visitors are the first in Europe to enjoy a close-up view of the Lexus Electrified Sport Concept Unique concept draws an enthusiastic response, with styling and presence that evoke memories of the Lexus LFA supercar Lexus’ presence on Goodwood’s Electric Avenue also includes the soon-to-be launched, all-new RZ 450e battery electric SUV and the all-electric UX 300e compact crossover The…
The Top 10 Fastest Electric Sports Cars on the Market, Study Reveals
Jun 24, 2022 Motoring

The Top 10 Fastest Electric Sports Cars on the Market, Study Reveals

It seems that interest in electric sports cars is accelerating worldwide, as searches for 'Sports EVs’ increased by 400% in the past year. But what is the fastest electric sports car on the market? The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been revealed as the speediest electric sports car, scoring 9.64 out of 10 in the www.uswitch.com/electric-car/ev-charging/ speed index. This study by…
Ford Pushes the Boundaries of Performance and Inclusivity at Goodwood with Electric SuperVan Debut and ‘Very Gay Raptor’
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

Ford Pushes the Boundaries of Performance and Inclusivity at Goodwood with Electric SuperVan Debut and ‘Very Gay Raptor’

Exciting line-up of new Ford product demonstrations at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 to include global unveiling of the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan demonstrator Next-Gen Ranger Raptor pick-up makes its European dynamic debut and supports Ford Presents Tough Talks live session in “Very Gay Raptor” livery Digit demonstrates next level autonomous delivery and Team Fordzilla’s TFZ-P1 e‑racing car…
BMW X3 now built in South Africa for Africa
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

BMW X3 now built in South Africa for Africa

BMW Group Plant Rosslyn builds the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle for 16 African countries, too Plant has produced vehicles since 1968 and was first BMW Group production facility outside Germany BMW Group Plant Rosslyn, which builds the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for South Africa and around 30 export markets, has added 16 African countries to its portfolio. BMW Group Plant Rosslyn,…
All-new Jeep® Gladiator: the most capable Jeep brand pickup ever
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

All-new Jeep® Gladiator: the most capable Jeep brand pickup ever

Legendary 4x4 capability and authentic design builds on rich Jeep® brand’s pickup heritage to create the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. Offering clever functionality and versatility, an advanced fuel-efficient powertrain, and open-air freedom, the Gladiator is also loaded with safety features and intuitive technology to make it a compelling bakkie for the South African market. Legendary capability with…
New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July
Jun 22, 2022 Motoring

New Volkswagen T-Roc to retail in South Africa from July

The T-Roc, is positioned between the Taigo and the Tiguan in the Volkswagen T SUV model range The new T-Roc, features a fresh exterior design, optimised interior with high-quality materials and a soft touch dash surface The T-Roc model range will be offered with two TSI engines Retail in South Africa will start from July 2022 The new and refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc will go on sale in South Africa…
The 9X8 Hypercar: electrified entirely by Peugeot
Jun 21, 2022 Motoring

The 9X8 Hypercar: electrified entirely by Peugeot

The electrification of PEUGEOT’s model line-up is a core feature of its strategy as it bids to deliver carbon-free mobility within the shortest timeframe possible. But what connection does this have with the PEUGEOT 9X8’s upcoming race debut at the 6 Hours of Monza, Italy, on July 10? Simple: the brand’s involvement in the headlining Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class of the FIA World Endurance…
Cars in the Park is back on July 31, after a three-year break!
Jun 21, 2022 Motoring

Cars in the Park is back on July 31, after a three-year break!

The annual Cars in the Park motoring-spectacular is back at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, after a three year break. The organisers, the Pretoria Old Motor Club, were all set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cars in the Park in 2020, but the Covid-19 lockdown put paid to events, so now, in 2022, Cars in the Park is celebrating the 40th running of the biggest car show in Africa. “There…
Ford Heritage Vault Unlocks 100 Years of History, Now Available Online
Jun 20, 2022 Motoring

Ford Heritage Vault Unlocks 100 Years of History, Now Available Online

Ford is making more than 5,000 curated Ford and Lincoln photographs and product brochures from the first century of the company’s history available to the public online for the first time The collection – at https://fordheritagevault.com –– spans Ford’s production history from the company’s founding in 1903 to its centennial in 2003 Historical assets are available to Ford enthusiasts as free…
40th edition of the historic “1000 Miglia”: Stellantis Heritage takes to the track with Alfa Romeo
Jun 15, 2022 Motoring

40th edition of the historic “1000 Miglia”: Stellantis Heritage takes to the track with Alfa Romeo

The 40th edition of the “most beautiful race in the world” sets off a few hours from now, on its traditional Brescia-Rome-Brescia route. Three models from the vintage Alfa Romeo collection will be on the starting grid: the 6C 1500 Super Sport (1928), the 1900 Sport Spider (1954), and the 1900 Sport Spider (1956). These rarities form part of the priceless collection at the Stellantis Heritage…
Huge Muscle Car display expected for The Classic Car Show on July 3, 2022
Jun 13, 2022 Motoring

Huge Muscle Car display expected for The Classic Car Show on July 3, 2022

The Classic Car Show at Nasrec Expo Centre on Sunday July 3 is set to host the biggest muscle car display in the country in 2022. Excitement is at fever pitch, due to the fact that lock-down regulations caused the cancellation of this event deep in Muscle Car territory since 2019. “We have had mega interest from the muscle car builders,” says organiser Paulo Calisto, who has been the chief mover…
Corolla wins SA Car of the Year for 3rd time
Jun 09, 2022 Motoring

Corolla wins SA Car of the Year for 3rd time

In addition to SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota also won the following categories: Compact Category – Urban Cruiser Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to have bagged an impressive array of trophies at the 2022 South African Car of the Year Awards. The star…
Ramping up of production of new C5 Aircross at the factory of Rennes
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

Ramping up of production of new C5 Aircross at the factory of Rennes

The production of New C5 Aircross which begun in April 2022, is being ramped up at the factory of Rennes in order to pave the way for the launch of the new model in Europe in June. With over 325 000 sales since its launch in 2019 and a presence in 85 countries, C5 Aircross is a success in Europe, hence marking Citroën's return to the booming SUV segment. A benchmark in terms of comfort and…
New Toyota Starlet - More Star Quality
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

New Toyota Starlet - More Star Quality

Star-worthy Success Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It's combination of stylish good looks, traditional hatchback layout, comprehensive specification level and impressive frugality at the pumps, earned the Starlet top marks amongst customers. More Star,…
PEUGEOT 208 is SA’s most-loved car
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

PEUGEOT 208 is SA’s most-loved car

Reigning 2021 South African Car of the Year (COTY) brand, PEUGEOT has attracted the most love from the country’s motorists in the 2022 competition. The PEUGEOT 208 claimed the Motor Enthusiast’s Choice as judged by the volume of public interest. The award was announced this morning as part of the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) social media takeover. The PEUGEOT 208 beat out…
Nissan Navara scoops the prestigious ‘2022 Car of the Year’ award’ in the 4 x 4 Double Cab segment
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

Nissan Navara scoops the prestigious ‘2022 Car of the Year’ award’ in the 4 x 4 Double Cab segment

The Nissan Navara has been named the official winner of the ‘South Africa Car of the Year’ in 4x4 Double Cab category. The accolade is the result of a vigorous judging process by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) body. Continuing to redefine the 4 x 4 Double Cab segment with its load-carrying capacity and powertrain which has been engineered to perform on the most rugged of…
The 2022 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced
Jun 08, 2022 Motoring

The 2022 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced

The prestigious South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, the country's most highly respected and sought-after motoring competition, was introduced in 1986. This year, no different from the past 36 years, saw top-quality entrants participating for this coveted award in the South African market. "Although we saw the competition develop and grow over the past 36 years with introducing…
One-off Jaguar Classic E-type debuts at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Jun 07, 2022 Motoring

One-off Jaguar Classic E-type debuts at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Jaguar Classic showcased a bespoke 1965 Series 1 Jaguar E-type Roadster at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant One-of-a-kind example showcases full capabilities of Jaguar Classic and its ability to comprehensively update E-types Special commission features unique paintwork inspired by the Union Jack, a 4.7-litre straight-six engine, five-speed gearbox, uprated suspension and brakes Bespoke…
All-New Honda HR-V offers outstanding efficiency, comfort, and class-leading specification
Jun 06, 2022 Motoring

All-New Honda HR-V offers outstanding efficiency, comfort, and class-leading specification

Sleek coupe-style SUV with clean, contemporary design Class-leading interior comfort and outstanding practicality Suspension enhancements deliver a dynamic driving experience Executive Model offers comprehensive suite of advanced safety features Honda Motor Southern Africa is proud to announce that the next-generation of popular HR-V compact SUV has landed in SA. The All-New HR-V offers…
Volkswagen announces pricing of the new Taigo model range
Jun 06, 2022 Motoring

Volkswagen announces pricing of the new Taigo model range

The new Volkswagen Taigo will go on sale from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022 The starting price of the Volkswagen Taigo range is R429 900 Volkswagen’s new SUV coupé will retail from Volkswagen dealers on 6 June 2022. The new Taigo is positioned between the T-Cross and the T-Roc in Volkswagen’s T SUV model range. With this launch, Volkswagen will offer six vehicles in the T SUV range namely,…
Toyota remains top seller in SA
Jun 02, 2022 Motoring

Toyota remains top seller in SA

Total Industry Sales: 39,177 TSAM Sales: 6,664 TSAM Market Share: 17% Hilux: 1,368 Urban Cruiser: 1,213 Rumion: 834 It’s almost two months since the Toyota Prospecton Plant in Durban suspended its operations due to extensive damage caused by heavy floods in the region. The facility produces Corolla Cross and Quest as well as segment leaders Hilux, Hiace Ses’fikile and Fortuner – while also…
INEOS Automotive plans a smaller fully-electric 4X4
Jun 01, 2022 Motoring

INEOS Automotive plans a smaller fully-electric 4X4

Over the past two years, our ‘Building the Grenadier’ series has revealed every stage of our proper 4X4’s development. Now, after 1.1 million miles of testing, the Grenadier is almost ready for production. At this important milestone, we speak to the man behind it all: INEOS Chairman and CEO, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, as he looks back on where it all began, the Grenadier journey, and what the future…
Introducing the New Land Rover Defender 130
May 31, 2022 Motoring

Introducing the New Land Rover Defender 130

Adventure for all: New Defender 130 features extended body for greater interior space, perfect for all-terrain family expeditions with up to eight on board in superior comfort Defender capability: Increase in body length retains the Defender’s unstoppable off-road capability and articulations, and three rows of seating in 2+3+3 arrangement Trademark design: Defender silhouette elegantly extended…
Rugged Style Makes the Ford EcoSport Active More Appealing than Ever
May 31, 2022 Motoring

Rugged Style Makes the Ford EcoSport Active More Appealing than Ever

Based on the popular Ford EcoSport Trend, the EcoSport Active bolsters Ford’s highly successful EcoSport range Distinctive and unique styling enhancements emphasize its sporty character, with black finishes contrasting with four attractive paint colours and striking 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels Versatile and spacious cabin gains more upmarket edge, with model specific partial leather seats…
Dacia Jogger: virtually real design
May 31, 2022 Motoring

Dacia Jogger: virtually real design

Vehicle design has evolved a lot over recent decades. While designers have replaced their pencils with 3D modelling, engineers are testing future models long before the first physical prototypes see the light of day. How so? Thanks to CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment), a virtual reality platform that can be used to move around outside and inside a vehicle during its design phase. At the…
Heads up! The 2022 Baleno is heading to dealers
May 30, 2022 Motoring

Heads up! The 2022 Baleno is heading to dealers

First in segment head-up display standard on GLX Unique 360-degree Round View Monitor unique in segment Auto available in GL and GLX specification levels The all-new Suzuki Baleno is heading to South African dealers shortly after its global launch with everything that luxury hatchback customers could ask for, and more. Suzuki Auto South Africa will introduce four models of the all-new Baleno,…
Even the Rain Couldn’t Dampen Spirits at this Year’s idle Auto Fest
May 30, 2022 Motoring

Even the Rain Couldn’t Dampen Spirits at this Year’s idle Auto Fest

Looking back at the recent idle Auto Fest, it’s clear that this event was a success – especially as it was the first major opportunity for motorsports enthusiasts and self-confessed petrolheads to celebrate their passion for all things automotive since the pandemic began. The combination of free entry for members of the public, plus a whole range of fun and engaging competitions, meant that there…
Volkswagen to celebrate local launch of the new Taigo with a free customer event in Johannesburg
May 27, 2022 Motoring

Volkswagen to celebrate local launch of the new Taigo with a free customer event in Johannesburg

Volkswagen invites customers and fans to the ‘Taigo Junction’ in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 June 2022. At the free ‘Taigo Junction’ event, fans will explore the new Taigo and also stand a chance to win Taigo adventures. The new Taigo, which launches next week, joins the T-Cross and T- Roc as Volkswagen’s trio of compact SUVs in the A0 SUV segment. Volkswagen’s new Taigo (pronounced 'tie-go’) SUV…
A new form of ultimate luxury - The Mercedes-Maybach
May 27, 2022 Motoring

A new form of ultimate luxury - The Mercedes-Maybach

The quintessential luxury limousine reflecting with that the exclusivity of the marque and their superior products. The exclusive appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be enhanced by a two-tone paint The Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system is equipped with 31 high-end speakers, producing a total amplified output of up to 1,750 watts. The 18 cm longer wheelbase compared to the…
New Maserati MC20 Cielo Global Premiere
May 27, 2022 Motoring

New Maserati MC20 Cielo Global Premiere

The MC20 super sports car, now also a spyder: Maserati presents MC20 Cielo, a one-of-a-kind car that can deliver the performance of a true super sports car, together with a holistic and immersive driving pleasure the like of which has never been seen before. MC20 Cielo announces its special features in its very name: MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began…
The Classic Car Show is Back!
May 27, 2022 Motoring

The Classic Car Show is Back!

All drivers of genuine classic cars and one passenger admitted free of charge. Classic cars will enter through Gate 5, Japan vs German cars will enter through Gate 2. Tickets cost R80 for adults (R60 if booked through Computicket), children under-12 are R20. The show runs from 8 am to 4 pm on July 3, 2022. On July 3, 2022, Nasrec Expo Centre will once again reverberate to the sound of hundreds of…
All-new Toyota Starlet Makes its Debut
May 24, 2022 Motoring

All-new Toyota Starlet Makes its Debut

Star-worthy Success Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It's combination of stylish good looks, traditional hatchback layout, comprehensive specification level and impressive frugality at the pumps, earned the Starlet top marks amongst customers. More Star,…
The old man, the Renault 12 and Renault care service: a touching story from Argentina
May 24, 2022 Motoring

The old man, the Renault 12 and Renault care service: a touching story from Argentina

Who has never wanted to make their granddad smile? And, why not, make their dream come true? That’s what Gonzalo did. This young Argentine managed to give his granddad Alberto the gift he had always dreamed of: a Renault 12. This touching story took an unexpected turn when the local Renault Care Service teams decided to help them both restore the vehicle. It’s never too late to make your lifelong…
Affordable electric SUV-styled eK X EV set to leave its mark on Japanese market
May 24, 2022 Motoring

Affordable electric SUV-styled eK X EV set to leave its mark on Japanese market

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will launch the all-new eK X EV (pronounced "eK 'cross' EV"), an all-electric car, in Japan this summer. The eK X EV is a new electric vehicle (EV) to join the eK X series, Mitsubishi Motors' car series with an SUV flavour and offers a driving range sufficient for everyday use. The new model features the spacious, pleasant cabin and user-friendliness same as the eK…
The all-new BMW M4 CSL - The Re-Edition of a Legend
May 23, 2022 Motoring

The all-new BMW M4 CSL - The Re-Edition of a Legend

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BMW M GmbH is presenting a special-edition car based on its successful high-performance models in the premium midsize segment. The new BMW M4 CSL blends old-school racing passion with innovative technology to create an inimitable performance experience. Its character is rooted in two core features: a power hike of 30kW over the BMW M4 Competition…
Exclusive Shelby Speedster Arrives in South Africa
May 20, 2022 Motoring

Exclusive Shelby Speedster Arrives in South Africa

Limited production run with three confirmed for South Africa Two-seater roadster with a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine Every Speedster listed in the official global Shelby Registry Shelby South Africa is applying the finishing touches to a bespoke Shelby Speedster with the first South African customer expected to take delivery this month. The Shelby Speedster represents the pinnacle of…
Let’s change cars : Renault reveals Scénic Vision
May 20, 2022 Motoring

Let’s change cars : Renault reveals Scénic Vision

Through its purpose, its sustainability strategy and the launch of the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault Group and its brands have embarked on a major transformation, moving from a race for volume to the creation of economic, environmental and social value, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral in Europe by 2040 and worldwide by 2050. To help achieve these goals, Renault unveiled the world…
Breathe cleaner air inside Volvo cars with cutting-edge air purification technology
May 19, 2022 Motoring

Breathe cleaner air inside Volvo cars with cutting-edge air purification technology

Allergies, asthma and air pollution affect hundreds of millions of people around the world in a negative way, according to data from the World Health Organisation and the World Allergy Organisation. That is why Volvo Cars is taking steps to offer its customers ever-improving air quality inside its latest cars through cutting-edge air purification, helping people breathe cleaner air. Volvo Cars…
The new BMW 3 Series Sedan
May 18, 2022 Motoring

The new BMW 3 Series Sedan

With a design refresh, an extensively modernised premium ambience and clear advances in the areas of digitalisation, control/operation and equipment, the new edition of the BMW 3 Series is setting out to write another chapter in the model range’s worldwide success story. The BMW 3 Series Touring is not offered in South Africa. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan will be available in South Africa from the…
MC20 Cielo: the name of the new Maserati spyder is unveiled
May 17, 2022 Motoring

MC20 Cielo: the name of the new Maserati spyder is unveiled

Maserati is ready to showcase another new model: a one-of-a-kind spyder, it will be known as MC20 Cielo. The Global Premiere will be on 25 May. To coincide with today’s International Day of Light, the Trident Brand reveals the name of a car characterised by a special “Sky Feeling”: after all, it remains a convertible. MC20 Cielo announces its sporting vocation and its special feature: MC stands…
Dacia 1300: The car that started it all
May 17, 2022 Motoring

Dacia 1300: The car that started it all

Familiar with the Dacia 1300? Mihai, architect at Renault Technologies in Titu, is one of the many Romanians who are fan about the iconic model. And for good reason: throughout the 1970s and 1980s, this was the very car that saw countless Romanians take to the road. Discover the history of the "other people's car" with a passionate owner who presents us his carefully restored 1989 Dacia 1310. In…
New Baleno joins jam-packed Suzuki stand at NAMPO
May 17, 2022 Motoring

New Baleno joins jam-packed Suzuki stand at NAMPO

First viewing of all-new Baleno Swift – SA’s best-selling passenger car - on show New Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT also on display Visitors to this year’s Nampo Harvest Day are in for a treat when they visit the Suzuki Auto stand. The Japanese brand has announced that it will reveal the all-new Suzuki Baleno for the first time to the public at NAMPO. The Baleno will take pride of place alongside a…
2022 SA Car Of The Year winners’ reveal date announced
May 16, 2022 Motoring

2022 SA Car Of The Year winners’ reveal date announced

The South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced that the competition winners of the 2022 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition will be announced on Monday, 6 June 2022. This prestigious competition, staged by the SAGMJ, has run continuously since 1986. The Guild announced the 25 finalists for this year’s competition at the end of January.…
Nissan South Africa hosts key media stakeholders for an immersive #NissanNextExperience
May 16, 2022 Motoring

Nissan South Africa hosts key media stakeholders for an immersive #NissanNextExperience

Nissan South Africa acknowledges Navara being recognised as ‘Car of the Year’ finalist in 4 x 4 Double Cab segment. In celebration of the passion embodied by a journey that began in 2021 with the start of production of ‘the toughest vehicle that Nissan has ever made’, Nissan South Africa hosted an exclusive #NissanNextExperience for media partners and stakeholders - taking them on a journey in…
World premiere of the new Lexus UX
May 16, 2022 Motoring

World premiere of the new Lexus UX

The Urban Compact Crossover undergoes further development and enhancements Strengthen vehicle fundamentals for a refined & exhilarating performance Latest multimedia system & improved cockpit usability Introduced to the Lexus line-up in 2018 as an urban compact cross-over, the UX uses the "Creative Urban Explorer" concept, the “CUE” to exploring a new lifestyle. The muscular body exudes toughness…
Ford Ranger Reaches 11th Consecutive Win in CAR Top 12 Best Buys Awards
May 16, 2022 Motoring

Ford Ranger Reaches 11th Consecutive Win in CAR Top 12 Best Buys Awards

Ford Ranger has been awarded CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys award for the 11th consecutive year in the popular double cab pickup sector Ranger remains one of the pioneers and segment leaders with innovative technologies, safety, comfort, efficiency and ‘Built Ford Tough’ capability Fuel-efficient 2.0 Single Turbo Ranger FX4 4x4 with 10-speed automatic transmission is CAR’s pick of the bunch The…
Specifications of Volkswagen’s new compact SUV coupé, the Taigo, announced
May 16, 2022 Motoring

Specifications of Volkswagen’s new compact SUV coupé, the Taigo, announced

The Taigo features a large panoramic sunroof, LED lights and a sporty R-Line trim with a Black Style Package. The Taigo achieved top marks in the Euro NCAP test, ensuring high safety standards. The Taigo is positioned between the T-Cross and the T-Roc in the Volkswagen T SUV model range. The Taigo will retail in South Africa from June 2022. The new Volkswagen Taigo (pronounced 'tie-go’) will join…
Father’s Day fun for car fanatics! A State of Stance 2022
May 13, 2022 Motoring

Father’s Day fun for car fanatics! A State of Stance 2022

Durban, what are you waiting for? A State of Stance 2022 will take place at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville on 18 and 19 June, providing the perfect day out on Father’s Day weekend. Brought to you by VP Racing Fuels SA, this high-octane event is billed as South Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket show, with more than 150 exhibitors set to take part. Not only will attendees have the…
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – All the way with you
May 12, 2022 Motoring

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – All the way with you

Modern and fresh design in the upper-midrange SUV market Luxuries abound in both versions Comprehensive safety features for 5-star C-NCAP rating The Tiggo 7 Pro has landed in South Africa to complete the Chery Pro range and bring technology, luxury and modern design to the upper-midrange SUV market. The launch of the Tiggo 7 Pro follows that of the Tiggo 4 Pro and the Tiggo 8 Pro, and it will…
New Range Rover Sport revealed with epic spillway climb
May 12, 2022 Motoring

New Range Rover Sport revealed with epic spillway climb

Dramatic debut: New Range Rover Sport has redefined sporting luxury, completing a challenging ascent of a 193m dam spillway against a torrent of water flowing at 750 tonnes per minute Challenge accepted: Luxury performance SUV tackled the Karahnjukar Dam after conquering Icelandic volcanic landscape, rock climbs and flooded tunnels. Watch the film HERE Dynamic capability: James Bond stunt driver…
New-generation Lexus LX – South African specs confirmed
May 06, 2022 Motoring

New-generation Lexus LX – South African specs confirmed

New design and exciting features Expanded range, first time ever – F Sport and VIP Grade From today, customers can start placing orders for the new-generation Lexus LX at their nearest Lexus dealership. (Please note that like all motoring brands at present, Lexus is experiencing acute supply constraints.) The Lexus flagship SUV range is offered with advanced twin-turbo charged V6 engines in both…
40 years of Opel Corsa: A Success Story in Six Acts
May 05, 2022 Motoring

40 years of Opel Corsa: A Success Story in Six Acts

Successful model: Over 14 million Corsas sold since 1982 Pioneer: Opel introduces top technologies from higher classes in small car Bestseller: Sixth Corsa generation again a market success E-car: Electric Opel Corsa-e already accounts for around one-fourth of sales 2022 is an anniversary year for Opel: the company has been making innovations affordable for everyone for 160 years, and at the same…
Kia EV6 has a green spirit – sustainability goes beyond the powertrain
May 05, 2022 Motoring

Kia EV6 has a green spirit – sustainability goes beyond the powertrain

Kia EV6 is a forerunner for the brand’s sustainability efforts; one of many attributes earning it the title of European Car of the Year Zero-emissions powertrain paired with recycled and recyclable materials signal Kia's sustainable future Life Cycle Assessment highlights EV6 as Kia's most sustainable vehicle to date Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6, is spearheading new…
Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April
May 04, 2022 Motoring

Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April

1 621 Swift models sold in one month Five Suzuki dealers each sells more than 100 Suzuki models Celerio off to a flying start Fourth record-breaking month for Japanese brand in a row Suzuki Auto South Africa today applauded the hard work of its team and dealer network after it set yet another overall sales record in April. The company reported 3 696 new vehicle deliveries to South African…
Toyota sells close to 9,000 vehicles but braces for challenging months ahead
May 04, 2022 Motoring

Toyota sells close to 9,000 vehicles but braces for challenging months ahead

TSAM Market Share: 24.1% Hilux Sales: 2,788 Corolla Cross Sales: 1,421 Hiace Sales: 1,084 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has, for the first time this year, recorded total monthly sales of less than 10,000 units. Still reeling from the disaster caused by floods at its Prospecton Plant in Durban last month, TSAM managed to keep its sales leadership in April – posting 8, 952 units on the sales…